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jhpeterson

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RIP Chuck Westfall
« on: March 16, 2018, 02:17:00 PM »
I just learned that Chuck Westfall passed away. I'm devastated.
More than anyone else, he represented Canon USA. He was the best and will be sorely missed.
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RIP Chuck Westfall
« on: March 16, 2018, 02:17:00 PM »

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Re: RIP Chuck Westfall
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2018, 02:27:32 PM »
Yes that is a loss not only to his family and friends.

All Canon owners and fans have benefited from his work in some way or another, a sad day indeed.
Too often we lose sight of the fact that photography is about capturing light, if we have the ability to take control of that light then we grow exponentially as photographers. More often than not the image is not about lens speed, sensor size, DR, MP's or AF, it is about the light.

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Re: RIP Chuck Westfall
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2018, 02:57:11 PM »
Sorry to hear this sad news.  :(

Rest in Peace Chuck Westfall

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Re: RIP Chuck Westfall
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2018, 03:38:51 PM »
He always struck me as genuine, thrust worthy and dedicated. He was a sales person, but managed to keep more integrity than most. He will be missed.

I am very soory to hear this sad news.

Rest in peace.

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Re: RIP Chuck Westfall
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2018, 04:30:44 PM »
Saddened to hear the news. 

Think of how many photographers that man has helped in his lifetime!

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Re: RIP Chuck Westfall
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2018, 05:12:01 PM »
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Re: RIP Chuck Westfall
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2018, 05:28:26 PM »
I never met him, but I did speak with him on the phone a few times..  Very helpful...  great guy to have known...  What a sad day...  Thank you Chuck, for making a difference.

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Re: RIP Chuck Westfall
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2018, 05:28:26 PM »

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Re: RIP Chuck Westfall
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2018, 06:15:07 PM »
Almost not a week passes that I don't hear that someone dear died. :(

Chuck, you will be missed. Your advice, dedication and insights were always good to know and read. Didn't even know he was ill. Such a character. <3

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Re: RIP Chuck Westfall
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2018, 06:24:59 PM »
Sorry to hear about Chuck. What a great contributor to imaging and who also sounded like a fantastic person. He will be missed!
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Re: RIP Chuck Westfall
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2018, 06:40:29 PM »
Very sad news indeed. Never met Chuck in person, but did exchange a few emails with him - and got very good information and insights from him.
Great loss not only for his family and for Canon but also to all of us interested in photography and imaging.

Thanks Chuck ... Rest In Peace.

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Re: RIP Chuck Westfall
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2018, 06:51:56 PM »
Deeply saddened.
RIP Chuck.

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Re: RIP Chuck Westfall
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2018, 08:13:25 PM »
That's very sad to hear. I used to have a fair amount of dialogue with him a number of years ago when he used to frequent DWF (when it was good, he was one of the guys that made it good).
It's a very sad day indeed.

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Re: RIP Chuck Westfall
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2018, 08:54:56 PM »
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Almost not a week passes that I don't hear that someone dear died. :(

Ditto. Guess it's a sign of my own advancing age.

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Re: RIP Chuck Westfall
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Re: RIP Chuck Westfall
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2018, 09:42:43 PM »
The man behind the Fake Chuck Westfall blog had this to say today:


https://blog.kareldonk.com/thank-you-chuck-westfall/

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Re: RIP Chuck Westfall
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2018, 12:31:51 AM »
Chuck Westfall. What a giant of  guy. What a true gentleman. What a great friend to Canon photographers across the planet.

Chuck's steady hand so often brought sense to all sorts of matters, particularly in the early days of digital when every one of us was in fact a pioneer. The ceaseless generosity of his contribution remains an inspiration.

God speed Chuck.

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Re: RIP Chuck Westfall
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2018, 12:31:51 AM »