Go Back   Rangefinderforum.com > Cameras / Gear / Photography > Coffee With Mentors > Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book

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) .


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes

Old 11-24-2016   #201
kshapero
My view
 
kshapero's Avatar
 
kshapero is offline
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida, USA
Age: 67
Posts: 9,388
I am 67 and own a few knives for different reasons. I have owned knives since I am 7 years old. I have taught courses to all ages and gender on the safe use of knives for self defense. Owning a knife is a personal choice and to be respected whether you own one or not. But to refer to knife ownership as being the fascination of a juvenile is the definition of a fool. Countless lives have been saved by the proper and responsible use of a knife in threatening situations. And the same goes for other modes of defense protected in the USA by the Second Amendment.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving
__________________
Akiva S.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kshapero

Cameras, Lenses and Photos
 

Old 11-24-2016   #202
Dogman
Registered User
 
Dogman is offline
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 734
"...So living in the US you are 138 times more likely to be murdered with a firearm than in the UK. Not twice as likely, not three times...A HUNDRED AND THIRTY EIGHT TIMES MORE LIKELY! Sheesh...."

And no matter where you live, you have a 100% chance of eventually dying of something. Don't dwell on it. Life's short...enjoy it.
 

Old 11-24-2016   #203
FujiLove
Registered User
 
FujiLove is offline
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 377
Quote:
Originally Posted by kshapero View Post
I am 67 and own a few knives for different reasons. I have owned knives since I am 7 years old. I have taught courses to all ages and gender on the safe use of knives for self defense. Owning a knife is a personal choice and to be respected whether you own one or not. But to refer to knife ownership as being the fascination of a juvenile is the definition of a fool. Countless lives have been saved by the proper and responsible use of a knife in threatening situations. And the same goes for other modes of defense protected in the USA by the Second Amendment.
I'm afraid you're mixing up your logic. I didn't say that knife owners are juveniles. I said juveniles are fascinated by knives. Quite a different thing.

For instance, in my experience Juvenile boys are fascinated by busty women. It doesn't follow that men married to busty women are juveniles.

The second amendment...seeing as you brought it up, I have to ask: how do you feel that's working out for you as a nation? How many thousands dead so far this year? Still a month to go, so time for plenty more mass shootings:

https://www.massshootingtracker.org/data
 

Old 11-24-2016   #204
ray*j*gun
Registered User
 
ray*j*gun's Avatar
 
ray*j*gun is offline
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Philadelphia area
Posts: 2,317
I must be a real fool .... I spent 6 years in the Marine Corps, 1969 through 1975. Have a umber of blades for various purposes and have more than one gun. Sorry for getting off point.
__________________
Raymond
 

Old 11-24-2016   #205
sevo
Fokutorendaburando
 
sevo is offline
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Posts: 6,351
Quote:
Originally Posted by FujiLove View Post
Okay - knives - in my experience juveniles are fascinated with them. Discuss.
Juveniles will grow up to be as idiotic as demanded from them. But that is hardly their fault...
 

Old 11-24-2016   #206
sevo
Fokutorendaburando
 
sevo is offline
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Posts: 6,351
Quote:
Originally Posted by FujiLove View Post
For instance, in my experience Juvenile boys are fascinated by busty women.
Can it be that you are living in a world of stereotypes?
 

Old 11-24-2016   #207
FujiLove
Registered User
 
FujiLove is offline
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 377
Quote:
Originally Posted by sevo View Post
Can it be that you are living in a world of stereotypes?
Can it be that you don't understand an analogy?...

"Analogy" - noun
A comparison between one thing and another, typically for the purpose of explanation or clarification.
"an analogy between the workings of nature and those of human societies"

A correspondence or partial similarity.
"the syndrome is called deep dysgraphia because of its analogy to deep dyslexia"

A thing which is comparable to something else in significant respects.
"works of art were seen as an analogy for works of nature"

LOGIC:
A process of arguing from similarity in known respects to similarity in other respects.
"argument from analogy"

Synonyms: similarity, parallel, parallelism, correspondence, likeness, resemblance, correlation, relation, kinship, equivalence, similitude, symmetry, homology
"an analogy between the workings of nature and those of human societies"
antonyms: dissimilarity
 

Old 11-24-2016   #208
BLKRCAT
99% Film
 
BLKRCAT's Avatar
 
BLKRCAT is offline
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,454
Had an extra pocket today, threw in the Leatherman Micra.

The Micra replaces the pliers with scissors and often I find myself wishing for pliers rather than scissors.

Also not posted above is that I have a slew of Victorinox Classic's slewn around the house in various places for when I could use them for tweezers or their scissors.

IMO the classic's scissors are perfect for little things. Sharp, small. Great for trimming nails or cutting thread. I find the Micra's scissors to be a little to big and too dull to complete the same everyday tasks.

My father carries a classic ALWAYS in his pocket. He has gifted them to me many times in stockings around christmas time as a kid. They are a great tool and come in a variety of colors and variations that I like.
__________________
Tumblr Youtube
 

Old 11-24-2016   #209
FujiLove
Registered User
 
FujiLove is offline
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 377
Quote:
Originally Posted by kshapero View Post
Countless lives have been saved by the proper and responsible use of a knife in threatening situations. And the same goes for other modes of defense protected in the USA by the Second Amendment.
I have to respond to this for a second time, hang on...

Ha ha ha haaaaa, oooo, ha ha hee haa!! Haaaa! Oh please I can't stop! Ha haaa ha ha ha ha ha haaa ha, he heee! Haaaaaaaaa haaa! Oh my goodness, a bit of my drink has come out of my nose!! Haaaaaaa ha ha ha! Ho ho haa ha ha he he haaaaa! Ha ha haaa! Ha ha ha haaaaa, oooo, ha ha hee haa!! Haaaa! Ha ha ha ha haaa ha, he heee! Oh good god...Haaa ha ha! He Heeeeeeeeee!

Oh my aching sides.

That really was the best laugh I've had in weeks.
 

Old 11-24-2016   #210
Darthfeeble
Accidental Photographer
 
Darthfeeble's Avatar
 
Darthfeeble is offline
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Logtown, California, USA
Age: 71
Posts: 1,112
Quote:
Originally Posted by scigeek View Post
Ok - I've tried to discuss knife crime with you. You've introduced paedophiles, gun crime in the USA, and now Bill Hicks.

Please - stick to the topic - knives.

Or cameras.
Not "Knife Crime". OK?
 

Old 11-24-2016   #211
FujiLove
Registered User
 
FujiLove is offline
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 377
Quote:
Originally Posted by kshapero View Post
Countless lives have been saved by the proper and responsible use of a knife in threatening situations. And the same goes for other modes of defense protected in the USA by the Second Amendment.
Still giggling.

Priceless.
 

Old 11-24-2016   #212
Darthfeeble
Accidental Photographer
 
Darthfeeble's Avatar
 
Darthfeeble is offline
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Logtown, California, USA
Age: 71
Posts: 1,112
I had a Case collection of ratty old garage sale and junk store knives. I'd polish them up and make them decent looking in the display. Very relaxing hobby. Gave the brunt of the collection to my son. He was honored, I was a little puzzled, the stuff wasn't that good. But it was his dad's I suppose that was the value.
 

Old 11-24-2016   #213
FujiLove
Registered User
 
FujiLove is offline
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 377
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darthfeeble View Post
Not "Knife Crime". OK?
Oh come on...that's like saying burgers but no chips (fries).

Milk and no cookies.

Fish and no chips.

Macaroni and no cheese.

Trump and no racism.

Spoilsports.
 

Old 11-24-2016   #214
FujiLove
Registered User
 
FujiLove is offline
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 377
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darthfeeble View Post
He was honored, I was a little puzzled, the stuff wasn't that good. But it was his dad's I suppose that was the value.
And on a lighter note, yes it was because it was your's.

My dad gave me his old scrappy Fed4 and despite owning a truckload of lovely cameras, it would be the first and only one I would grab if there was a fire (after the dog and missus of course!)
 

Old 11-24-2016   #215
scigeek
Registered User
 
scigeek's Avatar
 
scigeek is offline
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Wales, UK
Age: 67
Posts: 229
Hi Darthfeeble,

I referred to knife crime because FujiLove brought it up. Before then we were all having a good discussion about knives.

He gives bleeding heart liberals a bad name.
I'll bet he voted against Brexit too - if he's old enough.
__________________
"She stripped off her rancid poncho, and laid out nekkid on the floor. We did it 'till we were unconcho, and it was useless any more." F. Zappa .
 

Old 11-24-2016   #216
ChrisLivsey
Registered User
 
ChrisLivsey's Avatar
 
ChrisLivsey is offline
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,999
https://blog.raymears.com/2016/09/22...spoon-carving/
__________________
Fishing for shadows in a pool.
Louis Macneice

https://www.instagram.com/chris.livsey/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/red_eyes_man/
 

Old 11-24-2016   #217
FrankS
Registered User
 
FrankS's Avatar
 
FrankS is offline
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Canada, eh.
Age: 60
Posts: 19,434
You are all missing the most important and salient question: What bag do you use to carry your knives in?
__________________
my little website: http://frankfoto.jimdo.com/

photography makes me happy
 

Old 11-24-2016   #218
ph.
Registered User
 
ph. is offline
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 50
I have long forgotten what the original question was, but in case it is of interest, a few (yes few) mails merit additional info.

Splitting logs: not only do I have several good shots (=pictures) of flying fractured wood, but I have also found that when the log is heavier than the axe it is best to turn the axe upside down and let its weight do the work.

Swiss v\s German pocket knives: no pictures, but i find that an about 100 years old Solingen with scissors etc. that I inherited, is less useful than my only 30 years old Victorinox. Yes , nickel-chrome steel is assumed not to take as sharp an edge as mere carbon steel, but it does have more useful blades.

Opinels: Very sharp, simple and useful.

Swedish laws on knives and picknicks: years ago I occasionally used to stay in Lund. Probably wore my knife when hiking. No problem. In Norway I assume that if I used an Opinel to cut bread and cheese in a city park that would be regarded as a legal use. If not, I would encourage the copper to dicussthe matter with my lawyers.

One final point hich has not been covered yet; in these parts, the intricately embossed sheaths are as assiduously sought by knife collectors as the blades.

As with cameras, (except for an early fascination with Alpas) I have managed to only keep what I find useful, so I am quite content with a few battered but workable specimens from good smiths, no fancy sheats.

p.
 

Old 11-24-2016   #219
Roger Hicks
Registered User
 
Roger Hicks is offline
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Aquitaine
Posts: 23,424
Quote:
Originally Posted by FujiLove View Post
Can it be that you don't understand an analogy?...

"Analogy" - noun
A comparison between one thing and another, typically for the purpose of explanation or clarification.
"an analogy between the workings of nature and those of human societies"

A correspondence or partial similarity.
"the syndrome is called deep dysgraphia because of its analogy to deep dyslexia"

A thing which is comparable to something else in significant respects.
"works of art were seen as an analogy for works of nature"

LOGIC:
A process of arguing from similarity in known respects to similarity in other respects.
"argument from analogy"

Synonyms: similarity, parallel, parallelism, correspondence, likeness, resemblance, correlation, relation, kinship, equivalence, similitude, symmetry, homology
"an analogy between the workings of nature and those of human societies"
antonyms: dissimilarity
Do not attempt to conflate a list of dictionary definitions with an argument.

Until this attempt at "argument by dictionary" you have evidenced little but fear in all your posts so far. This is not "amateur psychoanalysis". I haven't the faintest idea what you're like the rest of the time, but several others have pointed out that on the evidence of what you have posted here, you are effectively phobic when it comes to knives, and will miss no opportunity to denigrate anyone who disagrees with you, usually on the feeblest of grounds. I mean, "juveniles" and "busty women"? This is pitiful.

Cheers,

R.
__________________
Go to www.rogerandfrances.eu for a whole new website
 

Old 11-24-2016   #220
BLKRCAT
99% Film
 
BLKRCAT's Avatar
 
BLKRCAT is offline
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,454
Quote:
Originally Posted by FrankS View Post
You are all missing the most important and salient question: What bag do you use to carry your knives in?
Amazing. Doesn't let you forget where you are.
__________________
Tumblr Youtube
 

Old 11-24-2016   #221
FujiLove
Registered User
 
FujiLove is offline
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 377
Quote:
Originally Posted by scigeek View Post
Hi Darthfeeble,

I referred to knife crime because FujiLove brought it up. Before then we were all having a good discussion about knives.

He gives bleeding heart liberals a bad name.
I'll bet he voted against Brexit too - if he's old enough.
I'm proud to say I certainly did vote against Brexit. In fact, I can't recall meeting anyone that did vote for it that didn't, on further investigation, quickly reveal themselves to be either brainless, racist or both.

Let's keep chatting, and I'm sure the category you belong to will soon be revealed.
 

Old 11-24-2016   #222
Michael Markey
Registered User
 
Michael Markey's Avatar
 
Michael Markey is offline
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Blackpool ,England
Age: 66
Posts: 3,511
This getting out of hand now.
Since when have taunts and insults been a part of RFF
 

Old 11-24-2016   #223
FujiLove
Registered User
 
FujiLove is offline
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 377
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roger Hicks View Post
Stop trying to look clever. You really aren't very good at it.

Until this extremely feeble attempt at "argument by dictionary" you have evidenced little but fear in all your posts so far. This is not "amateur psychoanalysis". I haven't the faintest idea what you're like the rest of the time, but several others have pointed out that on the evidence of what you have posted here, you are effectively phobic when it comes to knives, and will miss no opportunity to denigrate anyone who disagrees with you, usually on the feeblest of grounds. I mean, "juveniles" and "busty women"? This is pitiful.

Cheers,

R.
Cheers for taking the time to review my posts Roger. I'm still not entirely sure how you conflate a person being dead against something with it being a phobia, but I can't be bothered arguing about that. Did I lower the intellectual level of your highbrow knife thread? Sorry about that, but I feel it wasn't really going anywhere anyway. Basically, people were posting photos of their knives and saying how sharp and useful they are for picking their nails and how they get all mushy about them blah blah. All a total load of bollocks, basically. You could probably do much better with another thread, what with your big brain and all. Do you feel top-heavy with it being so big, by the way? Must be brilliant to be dead clever and write books and that.

I'll leave you to your fun little toys. I'm off to practice me alfabet and countin.
 

Old 11-24-2016   #224
FujiLove
Registered User
 
FujiLove is offline
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 377
Quote:
Originally Posted by Michael Markey View Post
This getting out of hand now.
Since when have taunts and insults been a part of RFF
Yes, you tell him. You're well out of order Roger!
 

Old 11-24-2016   #225
skopar steve
Registered User
 
skopar steve's Avatar
 
skopar steve is offline
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 305
Part of internet discussions. I'm sure if we were all sitting around in a pub somewhere we would be laughing, shouting, cursing and having a grand time. Hell, even though I disagree with FujiLove and he were to call me all kinds of names I'd still buy him a beer. I'm comfortable in my skin.

What is really troubling about this thread is my finding out you Brits are all pedophiles.
I used to hold you all in high regard. I'm as devastated as when I found out there is no Santa.
 

Old 11-24-2016   #226
Roger Hicks
Registered User
 
Roger Hicks is offline
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Aquitaine
Posts: 23,424
Quote:
Originally Posted by ph. View Post
I have long forgotten what the original question was, but in case it is of interest, a few (yes few) mails merit additional info.

Splitting logs: not only do I have several good shots (=pictures) of flying fractured wood, but I have also found that when the log is heavier than the axe it is best to turn the axe upside down and let its weight do the work.

Swiss v\s German pocket knives: no pictures, but i find that an about 100 years old Solingen with scissors etc. that I inherited, is less useful than my only 30 years old Victorinox. Yes , nickel-chrome steel is assumed not to take as sharp an edge as mere carbon steel, but it does have more useful blades.

Opinels: Very sharp, simple and useful.

Swedish laws on knives and picknicks: years ago I occasionally used to stay in Lund. Probably wore my knife when hiking. No problem. In Norway I assume that if I used an Opinel to cut bread and cheese in a city park that would be regarded as a legal use. If not, I would encourage the copper to dicussthe matter with my lawyers.

One final point hich has not been covered yet; in these parts, the intricately embossed sheaths are as assiduously sought by knife collectors as the blades.

As with cameras, (except for an early fascination with Alpas) I have managed to only keep what I find useful, so I am quite content with a few battered but workable specimens from good smiths, no fancy sheats.

p.
For splitting logs, I generally prefer a sledge-hammer and wedge, if the initial blow with the axe has failed to split the log completely.

Sheath collectors are a new one on me. Like you, I go for utility. Usually, anyway, though I do have a Tibetan knife with an intricate pierced steel sheath and a blade probably recycled (and heavily modified) from a British army bayonet dating from the Younghusband invasion in the early 20th century. That's my Crocodile Dundee "Nah, THIS is a knife", knife. I use it as a table knife at my more carnivorous barbecues, or if I'm wearing a chuba (can't remember the last time I did that).

Cheers,

R.
__________________
Go to www.rogerandfrances.eu for a whole new website
 

Old 11-24-2016   #227
Roger Hicks
Registered User
 
Roger Hicks is offline
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Aquitaine
Posts: 23,424
Quote:
Originally Posted by FujiLove View Post
.. . I'm off to practice me alfabet and countin.
Very wise.

Cheers,

R.
__________________
Go to www.rogerandfrances.eu for a whole new website
 

Old 11-24-2016   #228
FujiLove
Registered User
 
FujiLove is offline
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 377
Quote:
Originally Posted by skopar steve View Post
Part of internet discussions. I'm sure if we were all sitting around in a pub somewhere we would be laughing, shouting, cursing and having a grand time. Hell, even though I disagree with FujiLove and he were to call me all kinds of names I'd still buy him a beer. I'm comfortable in my skin.

What is really troubling about this thread is my finding out you Brits are all pedophiles.
I used to hold you all in high regard. I'm as devastated as when I found out there is no Santa.
You're troubled?! I was a little kid when most of it seemed to be going on. It makes me do one of those bbrrr shivers.

(That's hard to write down, but one of those where you wiggle a bit)
 

Old 11-24-2016   #229
peterm1
Registered User
 
peterm1's Avatar
 
peterm1 is offline
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 4,106
Quote:
Originally Posted by FujiLove View Post
Oh come on...that's like saying burgers but no chips (fries).

Milk and no cookies.

Fish and no chips.

Macaroni and no cheese.

Trump and no racism.

Spoilsports.
To which you might add "Lefties and no abuse of anyone who is not politically correct." Hey, FujiiLove?
You are becoming a bit overwrought, my friend.
 

Old 11-24-2016   #230
MikeMGB
Registered User
 
MikeMGB's Avatar
 
MikeMGB is offline
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 205
Quote:
Originally Posted by skopar steve View Post
Part of internet discussions. I'm sure if we were all sitting around in a pub somewhere we would be laughing, shouting, cursing and having a grand time. Hell, even though I disagree with FujiLove and he were to call me all kinds of names I'd still buy him a beer. I'm comfortable in my skin.

What is really troubling about this thread is my finding out you Brits are all pedophiles.
I used to hold you all in high regard. I'm as devastated as when I found out there is no Santa.


You obviously haven't read this thread closely enough. It has been clearly stated that all Brits are pedophiles and all people who carry knives are homicidal maniacs.

I'm both British and carry a knife, obviously a danger to everyone.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
35mm, 120, 127, 620, 116, LTM, M, M42, TLR
 

Old 11-26-2016   #231
nikonhswebmaster
Moderator NHS Forum
 
nikonhswebmaster's Avatar
 
nikonhswebmaster is offline
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 342
Quote:
Originally Posted by kshapero View Post
I am 67 and own a few knives for different reasons. Countless lives have been saved by the proper and responsible use of a knife in threatening situations.
You are too old to think this way. "They" will just take the knife from you, and that will be that.
 
Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 13:37.


vBulletin skin developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All content on this site is Copyright Protected and owned by its respective owner. You may link to content on this site but you may not reproduce any of it in whole or part without written consent from its owner.