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Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by TDP, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. TDP

    TDP Guest

    I will start this off with a Lamy fountain pen I was given today. It is inexpensive and comes with a bunch of cartridges as well as a converter for bottled ink. It writes better than some other pens I have that cost quite a bit more. Shot with an EM5 + CV 17.5

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    Lamy by Photos By 夏天, on Flickr

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    Lamy by Photos By 夏天, on Flickr

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    Lamy by Photos By 夏天, on Flickr
     
  2. David

    David Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 22, 2011
    Sydney
    I am happy to see other fountain pen users in our forum. :smile:
     
  3. TDP

    TDP Guest

    I use one almost every day!
     
  4. David

    David Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 22, 2011
    Sydney
    I been collecting fountain pen since 1990s. I got ot get my pens out and
    photograph, Lamy 2000, Pelikan M800, Parker 51 etc....
     
  5. TDP

    TDP Guest

    Sweet, would love to see how you photograph them. I can't seem to pull it off without some form of dust showing up, I figure the only way around that would be a 10 micron clean room :)
     
  6. TDP

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  7. Michael in China

    Michael in China Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 7, 2012
    Zhuhai China
    Michael
    Fountain pens are still common in China.

    This is classic "Hero" 203 washable blue ink, produced by the Shanghai Hero Pen Factory (cost: 4CNY). The pen is a heavy, "690" - I don't know the brand, I just picked it out of a bulk box of its brethren in a back-street stationer's. It cost me a princely 38CNY (about $6.00 USD).

    I took these as powerpoint background images, hence the cheesy effects (mostly via Oly's art filters and some hasty PP). Sorry if they are artistically offensive!

    All were made with an E-M5 and kit 12-50 lens at ISO 200 on a Cullmann Nanomax tripod and ball head.

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    f/22, 6 sec.

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    f/22, 4/5 sec.

    And finally, a "straight" image of the pen. No filters or PP.

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    f/10, 1/2 sec.
     
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  8. TDP

    TDP Guest

    That is quite an interesting pen!
     
  9. Michael in China

    Michael in China Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 7, 2012
    Zhuhai China
    Michael
    Thanks TDP.

    To be honest, The 690 is a bit scratchy in use.

    The other evening I was caught out at dinner without a pen. A fellow diner (a surgeon, no less) lent me her (dare I say it) cheap, plastic, hooded tip Hero. What a beautiful pen to use. My notes became instant little works of art, not my usual chicken scratches. No wonder she had her name taped to the pen's body.

    I can see another trip to the stationer's in my near future.

    You've got to think a country has something going for it when surgeons (and many students) still carry fountain pens as a matter of course.
     
  10. foxtail1

    foxtail1 Science geek & photo nut

    Dec 30, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Kristi
    I tend to concentrate on purple pens. This isn't the most recent photo, but it's probably the best I've got right now. The VP in the top row is my daily user — it has a delightful cursive italic nib from Richard Binder.

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    purple2 by foxtail_1, on Flickr

    By the way, I found out about µ43 and this forum from a fellow member of Fountain Pen Network.

    Since I got my Lumix last winter, I've not bought a pen, though I have been tempted to sell a few to finance my GAS.
     
  11. TDP

    TDP Guest

    Very nice, I like the top row second from the right - who makes it?
     
  12. foxtail1

    foxtail1 Science geek & photo nut

    Dec 30, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Kristi
    That's a Levenger True Writer demonstrator.

    Here's another picture, with a few additions. I'd added another nice demo by this one, a Sheaffer Connaisseur in Adriatic Purple (top row, third from left).

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    purplepens1 by foxtail_1, on Flickr
     
  13. JoeV

    JoeV Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 22, 2012
    Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
    Joe Van Cleave
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/31285363@N07/8051946865/" title="P1010064a by jvcabacus, on Flickr"> 8051946865_19eff32e0e_b. "800" height="600" alt="P1010064a"></a>

    1920s-era Corona 4 manual typewriter. Fully restored last year, including platen resurfaced with new rubber. I use this machine, along with five others, to typecast on my blog.

    Photo taken with G5 in toy camera mode.

    *Joe
     
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  14. JoeV

    JoeV Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 22, 2012
    Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
    Joe Van Cleave
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/31285363@N07/7388344786/" title="Corona 4 by jvcabacus, on Flickr"> 7388344786_415030b0dc_b. "1024" height="768" alt="Corona 4"></a>

    Another image of the same Corona 4, taken with the G1 and Lumix 20 lens.

    *Joe
     
  15. JoeV

    JoeV Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 22, 2012
    Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
    Joe Van Cleave
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/31285363@N07/5510790663/" title="P1110026a by jvcabacus, on Flickr"> 5510790663_11fffecbaf_b. "650" height="488" alt="P1110026a"></a>

    Olivetti Lettera 22. G1, 14-45 Lumix lens.

    *Joe
     
  16. JoeV

    JoeV Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 22, 2012
    Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
    Joe Van Cleave
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/31285363@N07/7547365832/" title="P1160357a by jvcabacus, on Flickr"> 7547365832_eeb32a6fa7_b. "800" height="611" alt="P1160357a"></a>

    Remington Ten Forty. Found at thrift store for $20, all it needed was a new ribbon. G1, 20mm Lumix lens.

    *Joe
     
  17. JoeV

    JoeV Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 22, 2012
    Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
    Joe Van Cleave
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/31285363@N07/5484241415/" title="P1100811a by jvcabacus, on Flickr"> 5484241415_76ce108745_b. "800" height="600" alt="P1100811a"></a>

    1936 Underwood Universal. A great-typing machine, midway in size between a portable and a desktop manual. G1, 14-45 Lumix lens.

    *Joe
     
  18. PENpal

    PENpal Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 15, 2011
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  19. TDP

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