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Nigel's Worst Cameras comments

Discussion in 'AP Magazine Feedback & Suggestions' started by PentaxManiac, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    I can't find a death notice anywhere - a family tree online suggests that he's 92 next year.

    Adrian
     
  2. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Dear Adrian,

    Hope so (and in good health at that). A lovely man -- I've met him a few times -- and a genius as a camera designer, even if the Periflexes were idiosyncratic. Anyone else ever used a WA 67? Or indeed met Sir Kenneth?

    Part of his charm is that he talks to you as an equal, as if you already know all the stuff he's telling you and he's merely reminding you. He was a pioneer on wave-front lens design, for example, which was why some British Optical Lens Company lenses were far better than apparently similar competitors.

    Cheers,

    R.
     
  3. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Translation, Roger?

    S
     
  4. jchrisc

    jchrisc Well-Known Member

    I met him a few times when he was Chairman of STC but never knew him well. I joined him in his limo once for a journey to an event in Cardiff. My main memory of our conversation was how annoyed he was at all the tax he had to pay and how much better he could have used the money (in setting up new businesses) than did the government. He seemed like a wonderfully well balanced man and I never met anyone at STC who didn't hold him in high regard.
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2015
  5. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Sadly no more.
     

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