This Man Has the Largest Camera Collection in the World

Posted by on Wednesday August 17, 2016 | Fun

You think you have Gear Acquisition Syndrome? Please.

Meet Dilish Parekh. Parekh holds the distinction of being the Guinness World Record holder for the “Largest Collection of Cameras” in the world.

He has nearly 4,500 of them.

In “The Light Collector” filmmaker Dheerankur Upasak profiles Parekh’s camera obsession. It started, as many photographic journeys do, when Parekh received a camera as a gift from his grandfather. From there, it was off to the races. Parekh accumulated cameras at an astounding rate, typically paying less than $15 for them.

And lest you think Parekh is sitting on a mountain of worthless junk, at least one of his cameras, a Leica 250, is reportedly worth $80,000. “You name the camera,” Parekh says, “I have it.”

Hat tip: Michael Zhang




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