This World Photography Day, Meet the Man with Many Cameras
Aditya Vij from Delhi has been collecting cameras for fun. 
Aditya Vij from Delhi has been collecting cameras for fun. (Photo: The Quint)

This World Photography Day, Meet the Man with Many Cameras

19 August is World Photography Day, and before we start appreciating the art with our smartphones, it might serve us better to see where it all started.

By that I mean the cameras from yesteryear that showed us the fine detailing and precise handling required to capture an image, or as many used to call it, a moment.

So, to give you a better understanding of just how many cameras there have been over the years, we managed to catch hold of a guy who owns (or rather, collects) as many as 750 of them, across different eras. Here’s a look at how cameras were before the digital revolution hit.

This camera is from 1885. 
This camera is from 1885. 
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Mamiya C33 comes from Japan. 
Mamiya C33 comes from Japan. 
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This camera comes with a foldable, satellite flash. 
This camera comes with a foldable, satellite flash. 
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One of the many vintage cameras on show. 
One of the many vintage cameras on show. 
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Rolleiflex is another brand that photo enthusiasts would fondly remember. 
Rolleiflex is another brand that photo enthusiasts would fondly remember. 
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Graflex camera from the 1960s. 
Graflex camera from the 1960s. 
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This is Ricohflex camera. 
This is Ricohflex camera. 
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This weapon-shaped camera is eye-catching. 
This weapon-shaped camera is eye-catching. 
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This camera was used during the World War by the officers flying for the US Air Force. 
This camera was used during the World War by the officers flying for the US Air Force. 
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This badge says it all. 
This badge says it all. 
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(With additional inputs from Danish Nazir)

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