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Pilot 78G: Short first review
Posted 01 February 2008 - 22:20
Can't wait to have my stub 78g filled with some nice shading color ink!
Edited by zaqrack, 01 February 2008 - 22:32.
Namiki Sterling Dragon M
Namiki Vanishing Point F - Slate Gray
Rotring Initial F - Electric Blue
Pilot 78g - F, B Stub
Posted 02 February 2008 - 09:31
Lovely handwriting for both the English & Chinese characters. Makes me want to start writing Chinese just for fun.
Posted 18 October 2008 - 10:33
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Posted 28 October 2008 - 16:50
Edited by Silvermink, 28 October 2008 - 16:51.
Vancouver Pen Club
OMAS Italia '90 - Aurora Blue // Montblanc 14 - Visconti Purple
Posted 28 October 2008 - 18:47
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Posted 22 December 2008 - 01:54
This pen is really smooth! Even smoother than much more expansive Pelikan M200(the most expansive pen I have)!
It seems much cheaper in Hong Kong, Only cost USD6-8 dollars~
However, it is hopeless to see how much ink left, as it has no ink window and non-transparent plastic pump, except using cartridges instead.
The converter is removable. You can replace it with a Pilot cartridge (check out eBay). I personally find refilling cartridges with a syringe a cleaner procedure compared to filling from a bottle.
Posted 23 December 2008 - 09:51
Edited by penmanila, 23 December 2008 - 10:03.
Posted 15 January 2009 - 15:47
Posted 04 March 2009 - 20:55
What a deal!! Well, provided it actually arrives, that is!
(Second Pilot in a week....I have a Blue Prera on its way. Now, how am I going to explain to 'erindoors? )
Edited by Gothmeister, 04 March 2009 - 20:57.
"And fighting time so hard I pray that this moment lasts forever and will the world stay standing still, at least, for me...." --- "Standing" VNV Nation
Posted 15 March 2009 - 20:39
Posted 16 March 2009 - 18:57
Edited by Rufus, 17 March 2009 - 05:36.
"The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes." Winston S. Churchill
Posted 29 September 2009 - 17:35
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Posted 01 November 2009 - 21:55
Posted 05 November 2009 - 06:30
Good lord! This thing writes the finest line of any fountain pen I own. I mean, none of the other pens even come close. For years now, my everyday, utility, "go to" pen has been my Pelikan M200 w/extra fine nib. Well, that Pelikan is like a broad paintbrush, compared to this 78G.
I'm not complaining, really. I guess it'll be good to have one pen in my lineup with a sufficiently fine nib that I can write a sentence or two on a grain of rice.
Posted 05 November 2009 - 16:53
My favorite non-fountain pen to use is the Pilot G-2 gel pen with 0.7mm tip. Does the 78g fountain feel similar? If so, which nib would be comparable to 0.7mm?
Posted 05 November 2009 - 18:16
My favorite non-fountain pen to use is the Pilot G-2 gel pen with 0.7mm tip. Does the 78g fountain feel similar?
Not really. I've used G2s with 0.7mm tips, and they're good pens (of their type). But ultimately the 78G feels like a fountain pen, while the G2 feels like a gel ink rollerball pen.
My 78G may be abnormally fine, but it actually seems to write a little finer a line than a G2 0.7mm. No, this isn't hyperbole.
If so, which nib would be comparable to 0.7mm?
Tell you what - I happen to have a G2 in 0.5mm, right here on my desk. It's finer than the G2 0.7mm. I also have my 78G inked up and on my desk. What say I dash off a few sentences with each, scan the result, and post it here? (It's a rhetorical question. I'm gonna do it right now.)
Looks to me like my 78G measures up pretty well against a 0.5mm Pilot G2.
Oh yeah, the black text is from the G2. The green is from the 78G. Paper is 90g Clairefontaine. Ink is Bexley Harmony Green.
(I've added a few more writing samples, including those from a couple of my finer-nibbed fountain pens. And yeah, the Pelikan M200 is filled with Omas Roma Blue 2000, not Aurora Black.)
Edited by 12345Michael54321, 05 November 2009 - 18:44.