I may have a blog called Camera Hoarders, but I’m far from a frantic camera collector. An India-based photographer photojournalist Dilish Parekh recently hit headlines with his world-breaking camera collection of staggering 4425 cameras. The cameras in his collection are mostly old and vintage models like Leica, Rolliflex, Canon, Nikon, Kodak, Zeiss and Linof.
This incredible collection was started by his father. At the time Dilish Parekh took it over it had a mere 600 pieces. The collection grew over the next 25 years to an astounding 4425 pieces. Dilish’ most valuable camera is probably a 1934 Leica 250, a rare antique film camera made in less than 1,000 pieces. This camera can hold film roll long enough for 250 exposures.
Image credits: Dilish Parekh Collection courtesy of India Book of Records