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Man breaks own World Record, now owns 4,425 antique cameras
Mumbai-based photo journalist and camera collector Dilish Parekh has been entered into the Guinness Book of World Records for the second time. The previous record holder? Parekh himself. His collection has now grown to 4,425 antique cameras, ranging from Leica to Voigtlander.
|Part of Dilish Parekh's massive camera collection. Photo credit: India Book of Records|
Mr. Parekh started with 600 cameras, passed onto him by his father. Over the next 25 years, his collection grew by leaps and bounds, and he became the world record holder when he reached 2,634 cameras. 'Cameras are my life. I can't stay without them', Parekh said.
So what are some of the most impressive pieces of his collection? One is a 1934 Leica 250, of which there were less than 1000 made. Another is the tiny Tessina L, which is one of the world's smallest and lightest 35mm cameras.
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