Hello, my name is Andras Rabloczky, a Hungarian photographer based in Budapest, the beautiful capital of Hungary. My story starts way back 2011 when my inner artist was awakened by a picture of my dog taken with my phone.
My first DSLR kit was a Canon 550D (Rebel T2i) I bought on a trip to NYC, and I shot the hell out of it. Becoming more obsessed, I slowly transformed from camera owner to photographer. This is my fourth business year shooting weddings as a professional. I describe my style as creative documentary, playing with light and reflections for exciting results. No Photoshop, no multi-exposure.
Canon 5D Mark IV: My chief camera, it’s a perfect gadget for catching the moments during weddings, no matter if it’s dark or the action is fast-paced.
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM: Attached to the Mark IV it’s my primary weapon. 80% of my pictures are shot with this ultimate combo. Simplifying genuinely improved my work.
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM: I use this baby mostly for portraits. Truth to be told it’s not the most obedient glass when it comes to quick focusing, but when it hits there’s something sweet.
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM: To be fair I sold it two days ago, but it’s an honorable mention since it’s in the photo. I mostly used it at receptions.
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM: Another legendary prime I quit bringing with me to weddings. Recently I passed it to my beloved wife for newborn photography, and it instantly became her holy grail lens.
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM: Some say it’s the perfect all-around lens. I can’t argue with that. It’s the only reason I haven’t sold it, even though I haven’t used it for years. It’s too perfect for weddings. It’s easy to rely on, but on the other hand it lacks something that boosts my creativity and hard work.
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM: Fantastic glass for portraits. Compared to the 85mm, though, it adds unnecessary weight to my bag, and it doesn’t suit my style nowadays. I only pick it up when I need that distinctive compression of 200mm.
Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT: Canon’s best flash out there.
Yongnuo Speedlite YN600EX-RT II: Virtually identical to Canon’s for the price of peanuts. Bang for the buck!
Yongnuo YN-E3-RT: The reason I chose this transmitter over the Canon is not only the better price, but a few additional features, like second curtain sync and built-in assist beam.
Both speedlites are equipped with Magmods. I find the grids and gels utterly useful.
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch): Best friend for editing, accompanies for same day slideshows on weddings.
HoldFast MoneyMaker: Sticking to the original. Practical, safe, and stylish. I can’t wait to put it on.
HoldFast Roamographer: No camera bag has ever been this sexy. Two camera bodies, lenses, speedlites, and the 15-inch MacBook fit without an effort. Wherever we show up compliments are flying.
Inside Andras’s camera bag:
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