GAS, or Gear Acquisition Syndrome, is a serious disease that can infect the best of us. Photographers are particularly prone, with a multitude of new models released on an endless cycle, as well as a huge number of classic cameras.
Among my photographer friends in Austin, whenever they hear about some crazy guy with a lot of cameras, they think of me. Recently, Mark sent me a link to this video.
Meet Dilish Parekh. He holds the Guinness World Record for the largest collection of cameras. At 4,500, he owns over two orders of magnitude more than I do. My 40+ cameras seem meager in comparison. In defense, most of my cameras cost a lot more than the $15 Mr. Parekh’s spent on some of his purchases. Of course, that’s nothing to be proud about.
My GAS may be abating. I’ve only bought three cameras this year and two of them were only $5 each.
Incidentally, I shot the photo up top at Austin Camera and Imaging with an iPhone 5s post processed in Snapseed. Austin Camera is a relatively new store that has a nice selection of older cameras.
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