Ike is no more
Posted 29 December 2006 - 04:01 AM
My condolences for all Ikelite Family, friends and co-workers.
Posted 29 December 2006 - 06:30 AM
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Posted 29 December 2006 - 06:41 AM
Condolences to the staff @ Ikelite & the Brigham family.
Posted 29 December 2006 - 07:00 AM
With sadness I learnt of this news, my deepest condolence to Jean, Duanne, and all at Ikelite. Ike is a legend in the industry especially among underwater photographers â€“ his kindness and thoughtfulness has helped many of us to achieve great success. He is the light of all my underwater images. I will remember him well. Michael AW
Posted 29 December 2006 - 07:39 AM
Condolences for all Ikelite Family, friends and co-workers
Maybe he should be laid to rest in a BIG Ikelite housing.
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Posted 29 December 2006 - 09:22 AM
<moment of silence>
Thoughts out to family and employees, who will bear the brunt of the loss. I hope they know there's a huge "extended family" that grieves along with them.
All the best, James
Posted 29 December 2006 - 12:31 PM
My deepest sympathy to all family and personal friends.
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Posted 29 December 2006 - 01:27 PM
Ike was already making UL700 lights for Dacor and then began constructing Kodak Instamatic housings
He was always most gracious with his time when confronted with questions from a very young UW
photographer and remained the same through the years.
A dedicated pioneer who will definitely be missed.
Thank you Ike!
Posted 29 December 2006 - 02:11 PM
I'd like to take quotes from this thread out and use it in a news posting about Ike's passing. So please write something if you have a story about Ike you'd like to share.
Here's the front page post:
Posted 29 December 2006 - 02:47 PM
Canon EOS 40D in Seatool housing, 100mm macro, Tokina 12-24 f4, INON Z-240s.
Posted 30 December 2006 - 06:50 AM
I buy my own photographic kit. Diving equipment manufacturers and diving services suppliers get even-handed treatment from me whether they choose to advertise in the publications I write for or not. All the equipment I get on loan is returned as soon as it is finished with. Did you know you can now get Diver Mag as an iPad/Android app?
Posted 30 December 2006 - 08:52 PM
Posted 31 December 2006 - 06:19 PM
Life is a beach and then you dive.
Posted 01 January 2007 - 12:08 AM
My condolenses to Ike's family and staff.
Thanks Ike, for helping rediscover my passion for diving.
Posted 02 January 2007 - 05:35 PM
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Posted 02 January 2007 - 06:06 PM
Ike was a true "one of a kind". A businessman, yes. But one who truly wanted to help the "average guy" (whatever that is in this niche activity) record the underwater world. He likely never envisioned how far Ikelite would go....
I think back to my first Ikelite Instamatic 126 film camera housing, with a metal arm for FLASHCUBES!!!Through the Nikonos accessories, Substrobe 150 strobes, SLR housings and now multiple digital offerings it's been a hell of a progression. By the sheer will of the man....
I'll miss his hilariously entertaining posts here......
He truly knew how to embrace new technology and integrate it. And we're all the better for it
Posted 03 January 2007 - 12:44 AM
Ike - I'll miss talking to you my friend.
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