Thanks a lot. You say the EF is your favorite, and I'd kind of like to go that route too, but I also don't mind the little extra boldness offered by the F. So the main thing that's swaying me is not the line that it lays down - is the F smoother than the EF, and does it have a larger sweet spot? Or should two well-functioning F and EF pens not be too distinguishable on that vein? Thanks again.
The Lamy 2000 tends to be very wet, so the effects grows the broader the nib is. I had to tweak the three nibs in order to be satisfied with flow and smoothness and you have to use drier inks to get a consistent line in almost every kind of paper, if not, the experience changes a lot. Of course the broader the nib, the bigger is the sweet spot and bigger the chances to be less conscious of your writing position. Right now the softest is the medium, but only by its broader sweet spot, and then is the extra fine nib, which is the one it's inked all the time. I've fought more with the fine nib, but it is used more time because it uses less space of the page than the medium.
Thank you coppilcus, that was a great help! Even though I think line width might have been affected from the fact that you dipped the Medium and wrote normally with the others, I am seriously considering buying a Medium or Broad nib for my 2000 now. Or, if there is a special colour for the anniversary edition of the 2000, I can get that with a new nib size, so I can tell them apart.
The Lamy 2000 with the fine nib also was dipped... I got rid of the excess of ink using the mouth of the ink bottle, so no extra ink present when writing those samples.
The Lamy 2000 nibs tend to lay a bigger line than the Safari nibs, for example...
That looks really great. Thank you!
I really like the difference between the Medium and the EF!
Although, I find myself asking another question, similar to Snoutmol's. Does the EF also feel as smooth and as buttery as the Medium?
I am in love with my the feel of my Medium and if it's the same on the EF this will be a no-brainer to me. I'd start filling my piggy bank tomorrow! =D
I've read that the 2000's extra fine nib are a case of hit and miss, I can assure you that probably if you buy one, probably won't be a nice writing experience right out of the box, mine wasn't but I only have to aligned the tine correctly and voila! Fell in love...
... patience is very rewarding in the world of fountain pens.
The only pens that wrote flawlessly out of the box were the ones I bought directly from a nibmeister...
Edited by coppilcus, 08 November 2015 - 00:18.