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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 04-03-2019   #81
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Old 04-03-2019   #82
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Prayers and best wishes for both of them. Strength to Frances. Losing my father to cancer I know how much devastating the disease could be for the family.

Leaving such a legacy as Roger is something to be proud.


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Old 04-03-2019   #83
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Sad news, indeed. How many times did I pour over a Shutterbug article written by Roger or Frances? They have shared their knowledge and love of photography over many decades. One of Roger's hints--using those foam hats over a lens with its hood installed, instead of fussing with lens caps--has become standard-operating-procedure for me through all the years. Thank you, Roger and Frances. Godspeed to you both.
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Old 04-03-2019   #84
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Ouch, this is painful to hear.

My heart goes out to Roger and most certainly Frances and of course, this amazing community.

Wishing everyone good life and good light!
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Old 04-03-2019   #85
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This is terrible news. So sorry to hear this. Thoughts and prayers to Roger, Frances and their family.
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Old 04-03-2019   #86
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I know of no other internet voice as bright with intelligence and yet polite, fair and warm as yours, Roger. Thank you, for everything.
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Old 04-03-2019   #87
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Roger's books and personal replies to my photographic questions have been inspiration for me over they years. Said news indeed.
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Roger is one of very few people who address everyone with "Dear".
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So sad to hear this news. Roger's contributions and the civility he brought to the forum was substantial and admirable.

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Old 04-03-2019   #90
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Roger has been a major presence on RFF for as long as I can remember and will be very much missed. As others have said, Roger, thank you so much for your contribution.
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Old 04-03-2019   #91
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I saw Roger at Photokina 2010 hanging out at the Leica exhibit. Roger, with his big smile, was surrounded by the Leica folks and his fellow photographers. I wanted to thank him personally for all his contributions to our world of photography, but I thought it best to catch him at a more appropriate moment. That, unfortunately, never happened. Thanks, Roger. You will be missed.
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Old 04-03-2019   #92
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Very unfortunate news, as many here I enjoyed learning through his articles and contributions in RFF.
Thanks to Roger and wishing peace.
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Old 04-03-2019   #93
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My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to Rodger and Frances, this is very sad news sad times
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So sorry to hear this. Sending my love to Roger and his family <3
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Old 04-03-2019   #95
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I rarely login here anymore, but something said I should. I'm truly sorry to here that Roger's journey is coming to an end and I wish him all the best when his new journey begins... Heart felt condolence to Frances..
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I don't know what to say. I think all of you wonderful RFFers have said it.


I am very sad.


Roger, you're awesome! (and I think you know it )
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My thoughts are with you, Roger, and Frances. God bless.

Thank you for all that you have done on this forum and your articles and website. It's much appreciated.

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I am crossing my fingers that a miracle will happen.

Roger is another one of those persons that touched me on many occasions in the past. I jumped back into the forum here over the last month and was actually wondering when he would pop up again.

Roger, if you are reading, I am hoping you can hold on. You have been an inspiration to me and to so many others!! Please find strength in this to fight off this cancer!
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Roger, not sure if you will see this. But in my photography journey...you made a difference. You are the man!
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Oh no, this is dreadful news. I've been reading Roger's posts for years. I wish him and his family all the peace and love they want and need.
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I'm sorry to hear this

Dear Board,

I was always impressed by how Roger gave freely to everyone on the board.

May he find comfort and peace, and may Frances find the same.

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This is desperately sad news. I have several of his books, and they are invariably well written and chock full of sage advice. He will be much missed.

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I am shocked to hear of Roger's diagnosis and can not express how deeply sadden I feel about this. Rff is rich with his presence and his legacy is a rich one that we all benefit from.
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Roger, I am forever grateful to have made your aquaintance. Your kindnes, wit anf intellectual rigor have been an inspiration. God speed on your new adventure as I know that must be how you are approaching it.
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Best to you and Frances, Roger! You are a wonderful presence in the world of photography!
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This is really sad. I always loved reading Rogers insightful and witty posts. There were longer periods he was absent from RFF but he always returned. I was sure it was the same this time and was waiting. Its almost hard to believe.
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This is sad news. Roger represents, as someone put it about 600 posts ago, the best of places like RFF (or wherever he pops up). Where Roger is an engaging writer and a truly nice person, we all (selfishly) hope he will keep at his writing and other activities. But if you or a close family member haven't experienced cancer, it's hard to get across what a fight it can be. Roger, if you're reading this, everyone is pulling for you.

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This is such very sad news. All love and peace to you and Frances, should you be reading this.
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Ahhhh .... Such sad news.

What to say that hasn't already been said? I will be praying for you and Frances. God bless and comfort you both.

I am now going off to a quiet place and chastise myself for not reaching out to you more than I have, which was pitifully seldom. Oh the things I have missed by that.

You will be missed.
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Shocked and saddened by this news. I count myself as one of many you inspired along your way.
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This is such sad news. Courage and strength to both Roger and Frances.

Have learnt so much from his writings and corresponding with him.
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Thank you, Roger, for all you've contributed to photography and this forum. You have been such a wonderful source of information and inspiration.
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Very sad news indeed.

Much strength to Roger, Francis and his family and friends in this final path of life.
Maybe he will have a chat with HCB and Tom A. or whom ever he will meet.
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I don't know Roger well, and frankly we have often disagreed unpleasantly, but by and large I've always felt that he was a decent person, well-informed and knowledgeable, willing to share that knowledge; just strong in his opinions as I am in mine.

It's always sad to hear of someone battling cancer and all the other ills and miseries that life can throw at us; I've certainly had my share of that kind of thing. It can be a very fierce battle, painful and arduous, and you often cannot win—we all lose in the end. There is no greater gift than Life itself, and no greater loss than when it is taken away, for whatever reason and at whatever Time.

So, to Roger, my very best thoughts to you and to Frances. I feel for you, and hope that, if the battle cannot be won, that at least it doesn't tear you to shreds on the way so that you can pass whatever time remains with dignity, peace, and love. What more can we ask for, in the end?

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Roger, you've brought so much to photography. My thoughts are with you.

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Sad news and hard to "hear".
Roger, I can only express my thanks for your willingness to share your knowledge and your willingness to respond to this random poor photographer. My photography is better because of your many articles and because of your presence here at RFf.
And, I hope, reading your words and exchanging views with you here has made me a bit better person.

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This could happen to any of us here, and I am sad and also glad that so many RFF members are holding hands and pray for Roger's health to improve and to make any ending painless and peaceful. You are a very special person, Roger.
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Sorry to learn of this. Always enjoyed Roger’s contributions.
The journey continues. Godspeed.
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Dear Roger,

We didn't always agree but I would never have wished this fate on you. I hope your passing will go smoothly. You are in my thoughts and I pray for a gentle journey. Godspeed.
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