Zhivko Yakimov

Lives in Bulgaria Sofia, Bulgaria
Works as a Economic analyst
Joined on Nov 5, 2009

Zhivko Yakimov's current gear

Olympus E-620 (EVOLT E-620)
Olympus PEN E-P1
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6
My main body right now; getting a little bit old, but given the price tag on E-5, it remains the best qualitty/cost solution for Olympus
I kind of feel guilty for purchasing this, as it was much more nostalgia than common sense. Still, it does have its charm, and when combined with a manual-focus portrait lens, it becomes a really fun toy
A very fine wide-angle lense, and a perfect addition if you want to travel with light photo gear
Olympus Zuiko Digital 35mm 1:3.5 Macro
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm 1:2.8-4.0 SWD
I use this for fun from time to time, but I guess it will soon go to the old gear list
My best lens investment for the Olympus system. A perfect all-around lens, good for both landscapes and portraits
Other gear:
  • Yashica ML 50mm 1:1.7 A film camera lens with an adapter for Micro Four Thirds; great for portraits, and the manual focus adds a true retro feel

Zhivko Yakimov's wish list

Sorted by most recently added.

Nikon D300S
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50mm 1:2.0 Macro
Added Oct 15, 2011
I guess this is cheating on the Olympus brand, but if there is a really fine, not prohibitively expensive camera out there, then this is it
Added Oct 15, 2011
A very fine portrait lens; as it happens that I often shoot in low light, some extra stops will be very useful

Zhivko Yakimov's previous gear

Olympus E-500 (EVOLT E-500)
Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm 1:4.0-5.6
My first foray in the dogital world. The bodyy has a lot of imperfections, but it wasn't hard to master, and it was a budget solution for someone who had just graduated from college.
First portrait lens; a very good piece of gear, considering it is a kit lens. Replaced by my Zuiko 12-60mm 1:2.8-4.0
Other gear:
  • Yashica FX103 Program The camera I learned to shoot on; I still have some very fond memories, and take it out from time to time (but it's so heavy)