Rares Ion

I am a wedding photographer located in the heart of Transylvania, in Romania, and we photograph weddings in several countries in Europe. Some say that I am the hipster’s photographer, and I’m grateful for that.

I am one of those who believe in creativity as being the first step of problem solving, not having a art diploma.

I am a Nikon fan, thanks to the AF and ISO, and moved a year ago to use my trusted Nikon D3s, Nikon D700, Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8, Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR2 and Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 in a simple, dual system.

I also use a Nikon Df Black Edition and Sigma 35mm f/1.4, Sigma 85mm f/1.4 for speed and sharpness of focus that I have not experienced before. The AF on the Nikon Df is not as reliable as Nikon D3s, but it’s fine with me. Nikon Df means just one thing: love it or hate it.

Rarely using flash, I photographed a lot of weddings with no flash, but I have two Nikon SB-700 and a great Dedolight Ledzilla lamp, and for some moments I start using Go Pro Hero4 Silver camera.

I think my artistic vision and perspective have improved since using fixed lens, although I did not think that before.

For holidays and other types of frames, using Fujifilm X100s, and I am waiting for a Fuji Full Frame camera to make a move, because WB and AF, the colors are amazing at Fuji.

Next to me is my wife, Daniela, using a Nikon D800 and a Nikon D600, plus a Sigma 35mm f/1.4 and Nikon 85mm f/1.8G, Nikon SB-910 and Nikon SB-700.



  1. Rares ION on September 22, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    Hi Noel, short videos documenting the wedding and some pictures also, mainly when I was shooting in the mountains.

  2. noel on August 8, 2015 at 3:40 am

    curious but where do you use your go pro for? photo or video?

  3. David Tynan on June 22, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    Great work especially like the inclusion of the shoes!

    • Rares on July 6, 2015 at 10:51 pm

      thanks David!!!

  4. Brandon Jones on March 17, 2015 at 6:27 am

    Great work!

  5. Rares Ion on March 11, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    Thanks, Alex! The “brownie” is a great strap from Kawa (just google it :) ).

  6. Alex on March 11, 2015 at 7:43 am

    Cool shoes, nice kit, great stories and vision on your website, like it!!!
    What strap is that brown one?

  7. Rares ION on March 9, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    Grateful for the ShotKit feature! Thank you!

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