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Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book

Roger Hicks is a well known photographic writer, author of The Rangefinder Book, over three dozen other photographic books, and a frequent contributor to Shutterbug and Amateur Photographer. Unusually in today's photographic world, most of his camera reviews are film cameras, especially rangefinders. See www.rogerandfrances.com for further background (Frances is his wife Frances Schultz, acknowledged darkroom addict and fellow Shutterbug contributor) .


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Old 04-08-2019   #201
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R.I.P. Roger.
Hope Frances and the family finds comfort.
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Old 04-08-2019   #202
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Rest easy Roger and I hope your family finds the comfort and support they need. Your work helped me understand rangefinders and film photography. Thank you
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Old 04-08-2019   #203
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Sad news. Wish a lot of strength to Frances and family.
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Old 04-08-2019   #204
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RIP Roger. You have left a valuable legacy. Thank you.
My sincere condolences to Frances.
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Old 04-08-2019   #205
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I am saddened and will miss Roger. He was a good photographer but he also had a wonderful, earthy quality to his writing. I have learned a lot from both him and Francis.

Godspeed Roger and thank you for sharing a piece of your life with us.
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Old 04-08-2019   #206
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RIP Roger and best wishes to Frances. Is everybody's camera loaded? Go take some pictures with Roger in mind.
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Old 04-08-2019   #207
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I will miss him. He was one of those who talks openly.
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Old 04-08-2019   #208
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Rest well, Roger, you will be missed. Condolences to Frances and family.
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Old 04-08-2019   #209
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I'm sorry to hear that his last week was so rough, for both him and for Frances. But he is beyond pain now, a moment to be sad and a moment to remember, a moment to celebrate that memory.

Godspeed, Roger. You have helped people and changed lives with your work. You will be remembered. My sincere condolences to Frances and all other of his surviving family and friends.

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So long, Roger, it was good to know you, even if from a long distance. My condolences to Francis and family.


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Old 04-08-2019   #211
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My condolences to Frances and the Hicks family. RIP Roger.
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Ahhh, opening RFF this morning to see if there's been any news, and there it is. Been thinking about Roger a lot since the news broke some days ago. He's been a great part of RFF and photography in general for many years. I hope that Frances has good support with her, and I am deeply sorry for her loss. RIP, Mr. Hicks.
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Very sad news. Roger will be sorely missed.
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Roger did a lot to make RFF a better place. He will be remembered by all of us.
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Old 04-09-2019   #216
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A great loss. Rest in Peace.
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Old 04-09-2019   #218
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When I bought Amateur Photographer regularly the first page I turned to was Roger’s essay. I have learned a lot from Roger since. He will be missed.
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I'm sorry to hear this

My condolences to Francis, and all of Roger's family and friends.

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Old 04-09-2019   #220
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A sad news for all of us indeed.
I have read few books on photography written by Roger, and I considered him as a good teacher.
A friend has left us, but I am sure he won't be forgotten.

My condolences to his family
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Very sad...........
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Old 04-09-2019   #223
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Sad news.

My condolences to Frances, and Roger's family and friends.
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Old 04-09-2019   #224
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Go in peace Roger. You can now take pictures in Heaven and enjoy the best French wine up there. Make sure you document everything in case you have to write another book. My condolences to Frances.
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Light is better on the other side.... RIP Roger
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Old 04-09-2019   #230
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My sincerest condolences to Frances, as well as Roger's other family members and close friends. He was both a mentor with rare common sense, and an inspiration as a free spirit. I learned a lot about photography from his website and posts here, but it was the somewhat random other stuff that he posted or published about his and Frances' life in France that connected with me personally as a foreigner resident in Luxembourg. I had great exchanges with him here, and deeply regret that I didn't make it to Arles or somehow otherwise meet him in person, and will miss his presence here.

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It is with great regret that I have to post here that it has been reported that Roger died on Monday 8th. April.
There are threads on the Amateur Photographer web site.

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Old 04-09-2019   #233
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I have not posted in a while, but was sad to see this news. I can only echo what many here have already said.



Amidst the tragedy always be grateful for Roger's life, his profound influence on others and his many friends and accomplishments. My condolences to Roger's family. -- martin
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Thank you all for your comments.

Please remember Frances not only this week but always. If you can think of how we, individually or together, can be of some comfort and assistance, then you can start a thread.

I am sure this fine community of caring people will respond as they always have in the past.
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Old 04-10-2019   #235
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Oh, I will miss that man. He had a rare sensibility and his writing was always a pleasure to read, whether or not you agreed with him. His writing also left one with the impression that one knew him, and he shared his knowledge and insight with great generosity.
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I will miss his very personal approach to photography, and his generous attitude to photographers. With my most heartfelt condolences to his wife, Frances...
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It's hard to wrap my mind around this news. Roger has always been willing to share his knowledge of all things photography. He will be sorely missed.

We are losing some of the best photographers, true masters of the art, they will be remembered.
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Anyone know when was, or is Roger's birthday?

Info just says 1950 was the year he was born.
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I will also miss him. Rest in peace, Roger, and deepest condolences to Frances.
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