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Lamy Dialog 3 Ef (Expanding Long Term Review)

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#21 TheDutchGuy

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Posted 23 December 2019 - 09:04

I was considering one of these pens, ended up going for the pilot VP, sold it and since I've tried a couple dialog 3s and I enjoyed them more than the VP in my hand. Great review

 

 

Thank you! The Dialog3 and the VP are both outstanding, high-quality pens. In the hand, they feel very different. The VP is a smaller, tapering pen whereas the Dialog is just a cylinder. And a heavy one at that. I'd expected the Dialog to be uncomfortable, but once I got used to it the pen just felt great. It's a really distinctive, unique writing instrument. I've never been able to bond with Lamy's classic models like the 2000, but the Dialog 3 ticks my boxes.



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Posted 23 December 2019 - 22:40

I want one even more now...

 

 

Nice review! This seems like a fantastic pen.


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#23 TheDutchGuy

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Posted 24 December 2019 - 08:01

I want one even more now... Nice review! This seems like a fantastic pen.

 

 

It is, but try before you buy. Of all the people who tried mine, half went ‘Ugh!’, a quarter went ‘hmm, what’s this, then?’ and the rest was hooked before they even wrote with it.



#24 Honeybadgers

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Posted 25 December 2019 - 08:37

 

 

It is, but try before you buy. Of all the people who tried mine, half went ‘Ugh!’, a quarter went ‘hmm, what’s this, then?’ and the rest was hooked before they even wrote with it.

 

This, it's definitely a polarizing experience that I wouldn't recommend to everyone.


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Posted 25 December 2019 - 12:24

Why? Most people who tried mine are not fountain pen enthousiasts at all; most use cheap ballpoints or hardly write with pen and paper anymore. A lot of those find the Dialog to be too large, too heavy, too expensive, too cumbersome, etc. Some are intrigued (“on the fence”) and yes, some are immediately won over by its design. One person I know is totally into Bauhaus design and bought one simply because of that.



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Posted 26 December 2019 - 05:32

I don't think you quite understood - I was agreeing with you.


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Posted 26 December 2019 - 07:33

:D



#28 RaviG

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Posted 26 December 2019 - 08:44

I tried this pen in an exclusive Lamy shop. It wrote scratchy and I didn't look great. Sailor pens are better in terms of value for money.






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