My normal writer has been a Lamy 2000 with an EF nib and Noodler's Legal Lapis. I inked up my M200 Citroenpers F with Private Reserve Black Magic Blue in early December to get used to it again, in anticipation of the M600.
At first I put Private Reserve Black Magic Blue in the M600. I wrote a sentence with the M200, and then with the M600. Wow, the M600 felt so much smoother and better. the M600 definitely seemed to lay down more ink. I'll attach a writing sample; the M600 writing looks more saturated.
Then I flushed the M600 and loaded it with Legal Lapis. This was a huge surprise! the pen felt just as good as with the PR ink, but the Legal Lapis looked much lighter than it did in the Lamy 2000 EF. in the Lamy, Legal Lapis comes out almost black. in the M600, I'm getting a much bigger line, and it's definitely writing much wetter than the Lamy, but the ink comes out much lighter looking, more colorful. It's going to take some getting used to. I didn't fill the M600 completely; since it's new, I'm going to want to try several inks in it.
also of note: I've so far experienced no nib creep at all of the Legal Lapis, though it's only been about 24 hours in the pen.
I'll probably put Noodler's Luxury Blue in the M600 soon, just to try it out. (I have some on hand, in the office)
I'm also surprised how much better the M600 is than the M200. it probably helps that I got the M600 from Richard Binder, so the nib has been tuned.
The photos were taken on my dining room table, near a sunny window, with my iPhone 4S. I didn't use the HDR mode; that distorts colors too much.
Here in this first photo, the first two lines were written with my Lamy 2000 EF, except for the the word "Pelikan", which I added later, with the M600 F, after I flushed the PR out and filled it with Legal Lapis.
the third line was written with the Pelikan M200 Citroenpers F, with Private Reserve Black Magic Blue.
The fourth line was the first writing I did with the Pelikan M600 F, also with Private Reserve Black Magic Blue.
This second photo is a writing sample of the Pelikan M600 F, with Legal Lapis, and the pen itself.
Edited by caric, 27 December 2011 - 22:29.