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) .


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes

Old 1 Week Ago   #41
Bill Clark
Registered User
 
Bill Clark's Avatar
 
Bill Clark is offline
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Minnetonka, Minnesota
Age: 69
Posts: 2,022
I did send Roger a note on Facebook and I did hear from him.

He said Frances is fighting breast cancer again after 17 years of remission. It has taken a lot of his time.

Maybe, if you’re on Facebook, send Roger a note wishing him best and a speedy recovery for Frances.
__________________
Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter?
(Quot. Pablo Picasso)
  Reply With Quote

Old 1 Week Ago   #42
jsrockit
Moderator
 
jsrockit's Avatar
 
jsrockit is offline
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Santiago, Chile
Age: 44
Posts: 18,579
Thanks for the update Bill.
  Reply With Quote

Old 1 Week Ago   #43
PKR
Registered User
 
PKR is offline
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 2,180
Quote:
Originally Posted by Keith View Post
I have frequently seen quite innocuous comments removed from threads ... you may not be responsible but it does happen!
Yep, I have too John.

And, the delete button has been gone for sometime now. You may have one, users don't any longer.

Best, pkr
__________________
The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera. Dorothea Lange
  Reply With Quote

Old 1 Week Ago   #44
lynnb
Registered User
 
lynnb's Avatar
 
lynnb is offline
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Sydney
Posts: 7,011
Quote:
Originally Posted by back alley View Post
Can anyone see this post?
Did you expect it to be invisible, Joe? <scratches head>
__________________
Lynn
RFF Gallery
Flickr
  Reply With Quote

Old 1 Week Ago   #45
ptpdprinter
Registered User
 
ptpdprinter is online now
Join Date: Apr 2017
Age: 62
Posts: 511
When he was asked to stop posting non-photography related topics here, he got mad, picked up his toys, and left in a huff. He's now over on Amateur Photographer spewing his anti-Brexit screed and generally being abrasive. He may at one time have been a good source of photography information, but his interests now lie in the political realm, and he can't control himself. Better there than here.
__________________
ambientlightcollection.com
  Reply With Quote

Old 1 Week Ago   #46
Dogman
Registered User
 
Dogman is offline
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 801
Well, I don't much care for politics but I do miss Roger's posts and comments on other subjects. Here's hoping Frances' condition will improve and Roger returns very soon.
  Reply With Quote

Old 1 Week Ago   #47
splitimageview
Registered User
 
splitimageview is offline
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,340
I wish nothing but the best for Roger and Frances. He has a talent for sharing interesting photographic information, albeit in in a brusk and arrogant manner. Which is why I've had him on ignore for a long time...
  Reply With Quote

Old 1 Week Ago   #48
Ko.Fe.
Me. Write ESL. Ko.
 
Ko.Fe.'s Avatar
 
Ko.Fe. is offline
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: MiltON.ONtario
Age: 51
Posts: 5,038
I like Roger, I have his and Frances book, they are well. This is the facts.
The rest is more like speculations, which I prefer not to be involved.
  Reply With Quote

Old 1 Week Ago   #49
Michael Markey
Registered User
 
Michael Markey's Avatar
 
Michael Markey is offline
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Blackpool ,England
Age: 67
Posts: 3,540
Thanks for the up date Bill.
I'll drop him a line .
  Reply With Quote

Old 1 Week Ago   #50
Sarcophilus Harrisii
Brett Rogers
 
Sarcophilus Harrisii is offline
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 2,217
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill Clark View Post
I did send Roger a note on Facebook and I did hear from him.

He said Frances is fighting breast cancer again after 17 years of remission. It has taken a lot of his time.

Maybe, if you’re on Facebook, send Roger a note wishing him best and a speedy recovery for Frances.
I had no idea she's been unwell recently Bill, so thanks for letting us know. Roger himself has had some serious health problems over the last twelve months needing a couple of fairly major procedures and consequent stays in hospital. Sounds like it has been a tough year for them both.
Thanks again
Brett
__________________

  Reply With Quote

Old 1 Week Ago   #51
back alley
IMAGES
 
back alley's Avatar
 
back alley is offline
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: true north strong & free
Posts: 48,429
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chriscrawfordphoto View Post
Yes, I see it, and the older one you quoted. They're both still up right now.
ty...


.
__________________
heart soul & a camera

xe3...xt20...xe2...xe1
16/23/23/27/35/50/56/60/55-200
  Reply With Quote

Old 1 Week Ago   #52
back alley
IMAGES
 
back alley's Avatar
 
back alley is offline
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: true north strong & free
Posts: 48,429
Quote:
Originally Posted by johnf04 View Post
Yes..........
ty....


.
__________________
heart soul & a camera

xe3...xt20...xe2...xe1
16/23/23/27/35/50/56/60/55-200
  Reply With Quote

Old 1 Week Ago   #53
back alley
IMAGES
 
back alley's Avatar
 
back alley is offline
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: true north strong & free
Posts: 48,429
Quote:
Originally Posted by lynnb View Post
Did you expect it to be invisible, Joe? <scratches head>
just checking...
__________________
heart soul & a camera

xe3...xt20...xe2...xe1
16/23/23/27/35/50/56/60/55-200
  Reply With Quote

Old 1 Week Ago   #54
Emile de Leon
Registered User
 
Emile de Leon is offline
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 619
Generally ...forums..in the name of peace...get rid of all the burrs...or the burrs..leave in a huff on their own..
And thru time...all has been said and the info gets watered down, redundant, and boring...and well..the forum aint what it used to be in the end...and this goes for any forum..
imo...best to take the good with the bad..have a few flame wars once in awhile..for the sake of creativity and life..instead of just milk toast...all day long..and negative peace..instead of positive conflict..and then eventual resolution... and harmony..
  Reply With Quote

Old 1 Week Ago   #55
jsrockit
Moderator
 
jsrockit's Avatar
 
jsrockit is offline
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Santiago, Chile
Age: 44
Posts: 18,579
Ok, let's stop the gossip.
  Reply With Quote

Old 1 Week Ago   #56
robert blu
quiet photographer
 
robert blu's Avatar
 
robert blu is offline
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Italy
Age: 68
Posts: 4,862
I met Roger and Frances a few times in Arles and they have always been very friendly.
Love the hand painted photos by Frances. Now time to wish her all the best
robert
__________________
Remember: today is the Day !
from Ruth Bernhard recipe for a long and happy life


my quiet photographer's blog


My RFF photos and my albums on RFF
  Reply With Quote

Old 1 Week Ago   #57
iphoenix
Registered User
 
iphoenix's Avatar
 
iphoenix is offline
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 100
Quote:
Originally Posted by michaelwj View Post

Roger is a tremendous asset to the forum, full of years of knowledge and experiences that he freely shared. I hope he returns.
As do I, and the sooner the better.

Since his articles in "Amateur Photographer" I've enjoyed and learned from his experiences.

David
  Reply With Quote

Old 1 Week Ago   #58
IdealCamera
Registered User
 
IdealCamera is offline
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 84
Brusque. You have the best words.

Quote:
Originally Posted by splitimageview View Post
I wish nothing but the best for Roger and Frances. He has a talent for sharing interesting photographic information, albeit in in a brusk and arrogant manner. Which is why I've had him on ignore for a long time...
  Reply With Quote

Old 1 Week Ago   #59
airfrogusmc
Registered User
 
airfrogusmc is offline
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 4,825
Good wishes and prayers from me to them both.
  Reply With Quote

Old 1 Week Ago   #60
splitimageview
Registered User
 
splitimageview is offline
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,340
Quote:
Originally Posted by IdealCamera View Post
Brusque.
Yes indeed.

from Italian brusco ‘sour’.
  Reply With Quote

Old 6 Days Ago   #61
kevin m
Registered User
 
kevin m is offline
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Posts: 2,209
He's a colorful character, and that doesn't always translate to the digital realm. But damned if the world isn't a duller place without colorful characters.
  Reply With Quote

Roger's return
Old 1 Day Ago   #62
F456
Tom H
 
F456 is offline
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 126
Roger's return

I hope he returns too. I like his writing style, have found him extremely helpful in the occasional personal e-mail, enjoys his articles, and have never found his views controversial actually.

The only thing I blame him for is introducing me to Leicas in the first place; he's cost me a fortune ever since I read something in one of his books along the lines of...

'if shooting in nightclubs exercise discretion, preferably in conjunction with a Leica M and 35/1.4 Summilux.'

That combination has been my favourite free-range kit ever since; don't really know why I have bought and sold so many other lenses and bodies!

Tom
  Reply With Quote

Old 1 Hour Ago   #63
MrFujicaman
Registered User
 
MrFujicaman is offline
Join Date: Apr 2012
Age: 60
Posts: 504
Perhaps he's hanging out with Waldo ?
  Reply With Quote
Reply


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 10:48.


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.