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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:30 pm    Post subject: In memory of Big Dawg Reply with quote

There are people that come and go and some that stay a long time. Big Dawg was a long-term participant here until some point in 2017. When someone stops posting, we generally don't notice or just think he has moved on. I had exchanged a couple of messages with BD back in the spring of 2017. At that time, BD told me he had been having treatments for lung cancer but they had also recently found brain tumors. I tried following up with him but received no response. I didn't know BD's real name but did remember that he enjoyed motorcycling in addition to photography and he also participated in a martial art. That information, coupled with his home state of Alabama led to his obituary in the summer of 2017. Please join me in remembering Big Dawg, his contributions, participation, and always friendly nature.

https://www.limestonechapel.com/obituaries/obituary-listings?obId=2485365#/obituaryInfo


Last edited by woodrim on Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:10 pm; edited 1 time in total


PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very sad, he was always one of the 'good guys' here, and on many other forums, Always as friendly as he was informative, he'll be missed by many.
Sad


PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

R.I.P.

Thanks for all.


PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad news Sad


PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr. Vivitar. Accomplished also in Martial Arts.

He left great legacy here; lost but definitely not forgotten!

Interesting remembrance by the other best mirror lens focuser I know.


PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

R.I.P.


PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big Dawg was one of the truly great posters here in bygone years. His legacy will live on in the mflenses archives. His posts were gold.

I am seriously saddened by this news. Crying or Very sad


PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He was on here very regularly when I started. I read nearly every post so I was saddened when he stopped posting assuming the disease had taken him. He is missed.


PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very passionate in his pursuits. We are fortunate to have had him among us.


PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is nice to see that someone's contribution to our lives is remembered.
Thank you Michael for your thoughtfulness.
Tom


PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember him, if only as a very active participant during my early time here.
No doubt, I learned much from his contributions while I lurked and absorbed information.

I'm pleased this has been brought to our attention, as a person such as Edwin
deserves to be acknowledged and respected.


PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He will be sorely missed - and how he loved those chrome nosed Vivitars! He got me going on them.

-Paul


PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, will be missed! I first got to know him > 10 years ago in a different manual focus forum--he provided me with excellent guidance on more than 1 issue. A first class act indeed! best, jt


PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad news, but thanks for going to all the trouble to track down Edwin for us, Woodrim. Big Dawg was a force here at MFLenses. His knowledge of Vivitar was truly encyclopedic. Yes, he will be missed, and I'm glad to have known him. RIP, BD.


PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had not yet realised that he didn't make new posts anymore.
He was a great participant here, specialised in Vivitar lenses.
Sad to hear this news.


PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:59 am    Post subject: Re: In memory of Big Dawg Reply with quote

woodrim wrote:
There are people that come and go and some that stay a long time. Big Dawg was a long-term participant here until some point in 2017. When someone stops posting, we generally don't notice or just think he has moved on. I had exchanged a couple of messages with BD back in the spring of 2017. At that time, BD told me he had been having treatments for lung cancer but they had also recently found brain tumors. I tried following up with him but received no response. I didn't know BD's real name but did remember that he enjoyed motorcycling in addition to photography and he also participated in a martial art. That information, coupled with his home state of Alabama led to his obituary in the summer of 2017. Please join me in remembering Big Dawg, his contributions, participation, and always friendly nature.

https://www.limestonechapel.com/obituaries/obituary-listings?obId=2485365#/obituaryInfo


Oh, how sad is this. He was a very liked and knowlegable photographer, always contributed to the manual focusing community and had some quite impressive collections, namely is "chrome nose" ones.

RIP Big Dawg, you shall be missed <3


PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad to hear. RIP.


PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Part of him still lives on these forums. Thank you Big Dawg for your contributions. I regularly still read your posts researching this or that lens.


PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm so sorry to hear this news. It's because of his love for and knowledge of Vivitar lenses that I started using and collecting them. RIP.


PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to hear this.


PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RiP Big Dawg
He was also something of a machinist.
He made me some unusual large-format lens board adapters for Speed Graphic.


PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be honest, I didn't know that Big Dawg used to post here. I knew his online handle because when I'd google a lens I'd often land on different photo forum threads by him. I thought the man posted everywhere! (Somewhat like Kiron Kid.)

I'm sorry to hear that he passed away. His passion for these lenses made my passion look mild in comparison.


PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:52 am    Post subject: Re: In memory of Big Dawg Reply with quote

woodrim wrote:
There are people that come and go and some that stay a long time. Big Dawg was a long-term participant here until some point in 2017. When someone stops posting, we generally don't notice or just think he has moved on. I had exchanged a couple of messages with BD back in the spring of 2017. At that time, BD told me he had been having treatments for lung cancer but they had also recently found brain tumors. I tried following up with him but received no response. I didn't know BD's real name but did remember that he enjoyed motorcycling in addition to photography and he also participated in a martial art. That information, coupled with his home state of Alabama led to his obituary in the summer of 2017. Please join me in remembering Big Dawg, his contributions, participation, and always friendly nature.

https://www.limestonechapel.com/obituaries/obituary-listings?obId=2485365#/obituaryInfo


Sorry to hear the news. The first time I searched Vivitar Chrome Nose, it came up with his post and his collection of the beautiful chrome nose lenses. RIP.


PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you woodrim

We had many exchanges....
A very pleasant man.

R.I.P.


PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for looking into his absence.
RIP.