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Well...... Here!

 

btw: did you get the "51"s?

 

Hmmm...summer seems to come rather late in Switzerland. Its monsoon in a lot of asian countries.

 

I know the package is here, I wasn't at home so the postman left a slip. I'll collect myself this Saturday and update you.

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In a world where there are no eyes the sun would not be light, and in a world where there were no soft skins rocks would not be hard, nor in a world where there were no muscles would they be heavy. Existence is relationship and you're smack in the middle of it.

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Hi all

 

Summer brake has finished and I'm back at the Office and the Hobby. Well, I used the time to wotk a Little bit on my photographing and technic. In the past, I went to the Studio with my pens for taking Pictures. This was a bit laborious, so I wanted to have a small "at home Studio" for quick shots . Here is what I built last week:

 

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Actually, It's the usual set up: White walls, soft light from the ceiling and camera on tripod. Just scaled! I did some test shots and was surprised about the results. Quite good I'd say. But have a look yourself:

 

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I often got asked how I do my pen pics. Well, here's the answer.

 

But now, I need to get some really exciting pens to photograph....let's see what's next.

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Nice rig!

 

I also see some records below. Are you a record collector as well?

In a world where there are no eyes the sun would not be light, and in a world where there were no soft skins rocks would not be hard, nor in a world where there were no muscles would they be heavy. Existence is relationship and you're smack in the middle of it.

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Nice rig!

 

I also see some records below. Are you a record collector as well?

 

I would not say that I am a collector but I have a weak spot for vintage Vinyl records of classical piano Music...

 

Here, two of my favourites:

 

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No Need to mention that I also have a weak spot for vintage turn tables...

here my Braun PS 500:

 

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Nice!

 

Looks like you were born in the analog era. I've seen a record, but never heard one. The only analog source I've used is the audio cassette.

 

What amp and headphones do you use?

 

I'm asking because I'm an audio geek myself. Most of my collection is digital, but I use a DAC + Amp + Sennheiser HD650 for my setup.

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In a world where there are no eyes the sun would not be light, and in a world where there were no soft skins rocks would not be hard, nor in a world where there were no muscles would they be heavy. Existence is relationship and you're smack in the middle of it.

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Looks like you were born in the analog era.

 

Well, I do not know the exact border between analog and digital technology but in 1973 electrical Engineering

 

has been pretty advanced ... as can be seen on the cover of another favourite record of mine.

 

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What amp and headphones do you use?

 

I'm asking because I'm an audio geek myself. Most of my collection is digital, but I use a DAC + Amp + Sennheiser HD650 for my setup.

 

I prefer to answer this back channel because this is a fountain pen forum, still.

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I prefer to answer this back channel because this is a fountain pen forum, still.

Sure :ninja: but what is 'back channel'? I'm hearing it for the first time.

 

Anyways, I like how the photos have a diffused shadow, they help show a greater surface of the pen(s).

 

What did you make the box out of?

In a world where there are no eyes the sun would not be light, and in a world where there were no soft skins rocks would not be hard, nor in a world where there were no muscles would they be heavy. Existence is relationship and you're smack in the middle of it.

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Christof, glad to see you back! I miss your often updated fleamarket catch threads!

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." -- A. Einstein

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Welcome back! The photos from your new home studio are lovely. Looking forward to photos of your next finds.

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To which montblanc model belongs the pen in your next to last photograph? It seems a 32, but I don't see the usual ink window

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To which montblanc model belongs the pen in your next to last photograph? It seems a 32, but I don't see the usual ink window

 

HA!

 

...good eyes. Have a look at here: https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php/classifieds/item/21445-vintage-montblanc-32-from-1960s/

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Sure :ninja: but what is 'back channel'? I'm hearing it for the first time.

 

What did you make the box out of?

backchannel means: no public answer, could in this case be a PM....be patient please.

 

the scaled studio is made of white foam board.

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A cartridge filler 32? I have never before seen one of those! Congratulations on a nice pen.

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During the summer break, we also spent a week at the cottage in the mountains, where temperatures are more comfortable than in the city during the heat of the summer.

This time I was a little bit nervous before leaving our flat in the city. Not because of the journey… I was nervous, because me newest aquisition has not been in the mail yet. I bought a really cool pen here on FPN, a Waterman’s 55 in plain black HR. I prefer the smooth surfaces on these HR pens more than the chased ones. This is a pen you don’t find every day on FPN, but this one was even more special. It was fitted with a flexible „Ballpoint“ nib. So, there was no way to resist and I bought the pen. Although I do not really collect Waterman’s pens, I have a weak spot for the archaic and iconic design of these 1920’s HR pens, from the smallest #52 1/2 V to the #58!

Well, the pen arrived just in time, one day before departure. Time enough to fill it with black quink and put it in the pocket. The funny thing about this nib is, that it can be used on both sides. Smooth and wet, as it should be, producing a very fine line when used on reverse side. Here comes a couple of pics of the pen and a sketch I have done during my holidays with this pen and a Pentel brush pen. Enjoy!

 

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Did you draw that picture? Looks very nice.

 

Oh, and the pen as well.

In a world where there are no eyes the sun would not be light, and in a world where there were no soft skins rocks would not be hard, nor in a world where there were no muscles would they be heavy. Existence is relationship and you're smack in the middle of it.

- Alan Watts

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Christof,

 

What do you know, I also acquired a ballpoint (52) recently. But My ballpoint is real broad though, like a BB?

 

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Vintage-Waterman-52-Red-Ripple-Fountain-Pen-/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/xcAAAOxyKh5SCARu/$T2eC16R,!)EE9s2ugNrZBSC!RuF4dQ~~60_57.JPG?rt=nc

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Vintage-Waterman-52-Red-Ripple-Fountain-Pen-/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/Fa8AAOxyD9JSCAT1/$T2eC16h,!)UE9s3wEg5FBSC!T0g(zw~~60_57.JPG?rt=nc

 

 

PS* Love the drawing! If I could draw that well...<sigh>

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." -- A. Einstein

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I'll let you know when I get back to New York in December. :blush: I am in Lagos right now, not a great place to send stuff...

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." -- A. Einstein

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