with Courtney Slazinik
Can’t Live Without

I get a lot of questions about my favorite photography items. The contributors and I created a list of some photography items we can’t live without. And because we all have a wish list, we included some of the things we are dreaming about.

Photography Items We Can’t Live Without

Lightroom 4
Nikon 35mm f/1.4G
Sigma 35mm f/1.4
ExpoDisc Neutral White Balance Filter
Canon 50mm f/1.4
Nikon D700


Our Wish List

Nikon 135mm f/2
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G
Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Tripod Legs
Canon 50mm f/1.2L
Adobe Photoshop CS6

A photo just for fun.

What can’t you live without? What is on your wish list?

  • March 29, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    Depends a lot on what I’m doing… But more then ever the importance of my tripod (or the knowledge how to improvise a tripod) is making itself known.

    Though, when ever I need a pick me up, or just want to shoot for fun my old old manual focus Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 has never failed me. That lens lives on my camera and hasn’t failed me yet – its by far my favourite lens to shoot with. Although, as much as I love this lens and would never fully replace it I’d love to get its equivalent with auto focus (to make it a bit more versatile – manuel focus is hard sometimes!) or the Nikon 35mm f/1.4.

    • Courtney
      April 5, 2013 at 4:05 PM

      Yes, I love my tripod as well :)

  • March 30, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    Very interesting. I just took a workshop about the expodisc and I’m not sure I’m ready to commit to purchasing it yet but I think I’d like to get it in the future.

    • Courtney
      April 5, 2013 at 4:06 PM

      Having something in mind to purchase next is half the fun :)

  • Katie
    April 2, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    So far I am in love with my 50 mm f/1.8, hoping to upgrade in the future though!

    • Courtney
      April 5, 2013 at 4:07 PM

      Glad you love it!

  • Franny Rogers
    April 13, 2013 at 1:56 AM

    I really want to try the Expodisk, but i can’t figure out what size I’ll need, and do I need a different size for each size of lens I have? I tried to read on the Amazon link you gave, but I guess I’m not understanding which one I need to get? Help! ;)

    • Courtney
      April 15, 2013 at 4:46 PM

      Hey Franny!

      I bought an Expodisk to fit my largest lens. I don’t keep it snapped on my lens and just hold it there to set up my white balance so it’s not a big deal that it is bigger than several of my lenses.

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