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Lamy 2000 & Namiki Vanishing Point Mini-Comparison


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#1 caric

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 05:36

I've had a Namiki Vanishing Point (Fine nib) for a couple years now. I just received a Lamy 2000 (Extra Fine nib) as a gift from my brother (thanks bro!) This is the new-design 2000, with stainless steel around the breather hole.

I'm amazed at how great the Lamy 2000 is. smooth, yet with some feedback, the 2000 has an incredible, controlled feeling.

In comparison, the Vanishing Point feels like I'm writing on ice. I never thought I'd say it was too smooth, but that's how I'm starting to feel after writing with the Lamy 2000.

The Lamy (posted) feels just slightly lighter than the Namiki.

I can already tell the Lamy 2000 is not going to be leaving my hand anytime soon!

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 06:00

yep. l2k all day, bay-bay!! one of my dearest favorites.

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#3 ThirdeYe

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 06:05

Two great pens, hope to get one of each someday. :) Thanks for the comparison.
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Posted 08 January 2011 - 10:20

My medium nibbed Pilot VP is the smoothest pen I have. Haven't used a Lamy yet.

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 15:21

Few months ago I made a full comparison review

http://www.fountainp...00-vs-pilot-vp/

And came to the same conclusion.

Pilot VP is a great pen but the L2K is simply better!!!
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Posted 08 January 2011 - 15:47

I enjoy writing with both pens. I find the VP to be a better "meeting pen". When I'm taking notes at a meeting it's nice to be able to click open as needed. Since I usually don't post the cap--there's no cap to lose. The L2K is superior in ink capacity--hard to see what's left when using converter in VP. For me it's use based--
VP--office "carry around", frequent stop/start writing
L2K--working at desk, longer writing

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 02:05

I enjoy writing with both pens. I find the VP to be a better "meeting pen". When I'm taking notes at a meeting it's nice to be able to click open as needed. Since I usually don't post the cap--there's no cap to lose. The L2K is superior in ink capacity--hard to see what's left when using converter in VP. For me it's use based--
VP--office "carry around", frequent stop/start writing
L2K--working at desk, longer writing



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Posted 10 January 2011 - 02:17

Caric, I simply must compliment you on your excellent taste. Firstly you picked a Yellow VP and then you acquired a Lamy 2000. Precisely the pen and colour that I would have chosen.


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I concur with the point that the VP probably makes a better meeting pen, but the Lamy 2000 is so juicy and wet that you can probably leave it uncapped for quite a while without it ever drying out.

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 21:58

Caric, I simply must compliment you on your excellent taste. Firstly you picked a Yellow VP and then you acquired a Lamy 2000. Precisely the pen and colour that I would have chosen.


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Thanks!

Edited by caric, 10 January 2011 - 22:01.


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Posted 10 January 2011 - 22:01

Another observation: when using "normal" paper (like, say, standard office laser printer paper), the VP's over-the-top smoothness is a benefit. the Lamy feels heavy and sluggish on regular paper. my other writing with my new Lamy was on clairefontaine paper.

my Lamy 2000 is the new-style Extra Fine nib. I still haven't written a lot with it yet, just here and there.

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 00:27

love them both. thanks for the reveiw.








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