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Lamy Vista Fountain Pen - Extra Fine Nib - Clear Body & Chrome Clip

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Lamy Vista Fountain Pen - Extra Fine Nib - Clear Body & Chrome Clip - LAMY L12EF
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Lamy Vista Fountain Pen - Extra Fine Nib - Clear Body & Chrome Clip - LAMY L12EF+Lamy Fountain Pen Z 24 Converter - LAMY LZ24
Total Price: $34.50
This item: Lamy Vista Fountain Pen - Extra Fine Nib - Clear Body & Chrome Clip - $30.00

Includes one blue Lamy T10 cartridge. A variety of ink refill colors and Lamy coverters available.

Lamy is a world-famous pen company headquartered in Germany. Their Vista line consists of high quality pens made of clear non-fade plastic and self-sprung metal clips.

Conveniently refillable with ink cartridges. No need to push in cartridges yourself, just insert cartridge and twist the barrel, and the pen tightens to puncture the cartridge itself. Great look, great design.

The Lamy Safari pen was voted as Best Pen under $100 in Stylus Magazine's 2007 review. See the pen on TV:

Model NumberLAMY L12EF
Weight0.7 ounces
Body Color Clear
Body Material Plastic
Clip Material Metal
Clippable Yes
Converter-Compatible Yes
Design Style Modern, Beginner-Friendly, Demonstrator
Diameter - Grip 11.8 mm
Diameter - Max 12.4 mm
Grip Color Clear
Grip Material Plastic
Ink Refillable Yes
Length - Capped 13.9 cm
Length - Posted 16.5 cm
Length - Uncapped 12.9 cm
Mechanism Capped
Pre-Installed Ink Color Blue
Tip Length 17.2 mm
Tip Material Metal (Stainless Steel)
Tip Size Extra Fine


May 4, 2011
I've had mine for about...
I've had mine for about eight months now, and it seems to have settled for a consistently fat line, no matter what ink I have in it (using the converter. All parts seem well made, and the pen is comfortable to hold, though with the cap posted it seems rather ludicrously long, and even a bit top-heavy. I usually just clip the cap to my pocket or onto the rings of my sketchbook. Filling and cleaning are easy and uneventful. I honestly have no idea where they get off calling this "extra fine", because it would be at least a medium, or even broad, for my purposes. Others have had different experiences, though, so perhaps there is some inconsistency.

3 people found this helpful
March 1, 2011
I love my extra fine...
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I love my extra fine nib Lamy Fountain Pen. It writes smoothly with no skipping. I love the way it looks, I bought the clear body. It looks better in person than on line. I've shown it to my daughter and she wants one. I will gift her one cause this one is mine.

3 people found this helpful
May 4, 2010
To hartzog2000: Your...
To hartzog2000:

Your latest "frustrated" post indicates that you're not familiar with the fact, that there's a difference in "nib size interpritation/understanding" between East and West (Pilot vs. Lamy).
In most cases, an F German nib would correspond to the M one of Pilot. Western EF = Eastern F nib. So, the EF on Lamy would correspond to Pilot's F nib, more or less. If you do some research, even briefly, you'll find all kinds of comparison charts and diagrams.
Lamy and their nibs are of extremely good quality and Lamy is the best pen you can get for the price.

4 people found this helpful
March 6, 2011
Just got mine delivered...
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Just got mine delivered to me.
The pen write smoothly.
One thing bothers me though, the ink seep into the front part of the pen.
Although it is not leaking out, it stay there on the clear casing and I do not know how to clean it.
Is this a sign of defect?
Any suggestion to clean it?

2 people found this helpful
September 21, 2010
Great choice for a fountain...
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Great choice for a fountain pen. It's comfortable, writes smooth and looks great! A+

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