How many cameras have you got? Me, 4,425!

8 years 3 months ago #293166 by PhotographyTalk
If you have an obsession for getting the best picture then that may well fade into comparison when you consider Dilish Parekh's pursuit.

The Mumbai-based photojournalist holds the Guinness Book World Record for the largest camera collection - in fact 4,425 of them to be exact.

But it's not just the modern gear he hankers for. No, he is a collector of antique cameras.


{via La Vida Leica }

His obsession began early when his father handed over a collection of 600 cameras. And since then, he has been adding to it ever since.

His previous record sat at 2,634, meaning that he’s acquired almost 2,000 new cameras since they last counted. And in true style, he unveiled his new numbers on Augus 19 - World Photography Day.

“Cameras are my life,” Parekh told dna. “I can’t stay without them.”


{via La Vida Leica }
One of his best is a Leica 250 Reporter made in 1934. The camera is one of only 1,000 ever made, and can hold bulk film rolls that are almost 33 feet long — that’s 250 exposures per roll, hence the name.

He also has a Bessa II, a camera made by German manufacturer Voigtlander back in 1962 that was such a status symbol in Japan, even Japanese royalty owned them.

{via La Vida Leica }


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8 years 3 months ago #293169 by tejbon
I wonder how many of these get used.


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8 years 3 months ago #293293 by Ian Stone
I wonder what the total value of that collection is. That's a lot of cameras!


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8 years 3 months ago #293306 by McBeth Photography
Think Tank should totally make this guy a camera bag.

It is what it is.

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8 years 2 months ago #293759 by TvPhotos
Crazy gear head. :blink:

There is no reason not to follow your heart. ... Stay hungry. Stay foolish.

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8 years 2 months ago #294929 by Hamtastic

McBeth Photography wrote: Think Tank should totally make this guy a camera bag.



A bag? LOL that would be a bag the size of a school bus!


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