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LAMY Dialog 3 Fountain Pen

LAMY Dialog 3 Fountain Pen

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Why is the silver version not included?
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I like this pen--just not for two-hundred and thirty bucks.
How have you guys been enjoying the batch from this latest drop? I'm still breaking mine in but smooth sailing thus far!
When I try to buy this, I can't see a Palladium option (not even as sold out). Is Palladium available for this drop?
I’m going to change the tone a bit as I have had this pen for almost a decade and am very happy with it. I had some problems with the nib ejection feeling scratchy early on but those were rectified quickly and have had no other problems. Mine is a medium nib and a wet writer which I like with this pen. Have dropped it and been ok, no dents. It’s a thick and heavy pen so don’t buy it unless that works for you. And all restractable nib pens will require more maintenance (they will usually dry out faster than capped pens, for one) so if that’s an issue then you may want to reconsider. Other than that it’sawesome. And the price here is great from my experience.
I've had this pen for about 6 or 7 years. You can find it for $200 on the internet. Can't recall the name of the place I bought it at, but that was their normal price all the time. I got the stainless version of it. Honestly, I never use it anymore. It's a really heavy pen and don't dare drop it. If you do, it always wants to fall on the opposite of the nib end and it puts dents into the round portion that are impossible to remove. It's going to happen and I'm the most careful of all about trying to protect my stuff. It's not a matter of "if", but "when". Then you've got a roughly $300 pen with dents that you can't remove from it.
The absolute best fountain that I have been carrying for 10 years now, are the Namiki/Pilot retractable fountain pens. They work simply fantastic, have a great weight and balance to them and look like a regular ballpoint pen.........until you click on it and and a fountain pen nip ejects out. They come in a lot of cool colors and designs are just about 1/3rd the price of this pen. Made very well too.
In addition, to that, when you're using it and there are some people that are next to you and all of a sudden they see a fountain pen that ejects/retracts, yeah, you get a lot of comments on it too.
The LAMY Dialog is a cool pen for sure, but not nearly as practical or convenient as the Namiki/Pilot retract fountains. The Namiki/Pilot is just as cool, but in a different way in my opinion.
Cheers!
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Funny you should mention all this: Way back when the Dialog 3 was announced, I was regularly using two other Lamy FPs (2000 & Persona), and was seriously looking forward to trying the D3 the moment it was released. But Lamy kept pushing the release date back, first once, then twice, and yet again. It was the better part of a year from their original release date when it finally arrived at Fountain Pen Hospital in NYC and I finally got to try it out...and I discovered why its release kept getting pushed back: the nib housing on the sample I used was a tad loose, which made putting down a proper line on paper a bit tricky. This would be inexcusable in a pen one-third the D3's then-going price (let's just say it was a good deal more than it's going for here), and the experience threw me a curve...Lamy had NEVER let me down in this way. Maybe they'd release something that simply didn't suit me (which has happened a lot), but I'd still have respect for the care in design and engineering taken. But it's what happened a few minutes afterward that changed everything: just for a lark, I asked to see Pilot's Vanishing Point, the pen that obviously was at least partial inspiration for the D3. THAT was Kismet at first write: I fell in love with the thing immediately. From there, I discovered Pilot's Custom 74, and from there the Custom 823. Now, the Lamys I had have long been replaced by these Pilots. Which is not to slam Lamy at all: I still think the 2000 is the best FP (and BP/Roller/Pencil) they've ever made, and one of the better FPs out there in general. But my episode with the D3 on first try should be a lesson to manufacturers: when you release something that's supposed to be a Big Deal, be sure you've got it all set to go before it reaches a potential customer's hands. Over and out.
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amateriat
That is all very well said! Lamy is a great brand and makes a great fountain pen, it's just that their other ones are so much better than the Dialog 3 in my opinion. The D3 is a really cool pen, it's just that it's not that practical for a fountain pen as much as we would all like it to be. If it were a $100 pen, then maybe, and it still wouldn't be that great. I'm sure that there are folks out there that have it and love it and that is great. I don't want to bash the pen, because, again, it is cool. It just doesn't work for me personally very well. And yes, the Pilot/Namiki Vanishing Points are by far the best and coolest in my opinion, along with other Pilots. They just work and are reliable. Thanks for sharing your experience and Happy New Year!
Last time this drop was at $200 and this time its 269?
Help! Just got my pen and inspected the nib. One tine is longer than the other and its very scratchy and tears out paper fibers. what do i do
Bananamcfly
Send to a person who can custom grind the nib down to your desired specifications. Eg: http://www.nibgrinder.com/ https://www.jjlaxpenco.com/
delatorrer
Yes, the correct response to an incorrectly made nib is to pay even more money to have a third party fix it.
This does not seem to include the wooden case, which normally comes with the pen. I would think this kills any resale value...
alanlight
AFAIK the wooden case was discontinued a while ago.
Wow this is an ugly pen.
I am having issues with this pen ... does Massdrop support it directly or does one have to go to Lamy?
No Paladium extra fine?
So there are 11 people in this drop, and the EF's are sold out? Is this drop happening because someone at Lamy decided he needed to empty his desk drawer of a few extra pens? ^_^
While waiting for the palladium broad nib to be available on this drop, I managed to find mine for $173.95 shipped instead. Hooray patience and Fountain Pen Day deals!
i had this pen for a few years now. best table display piece ever. I do not use this pen.
raymoche
I agree. I've had mine about 5 years now. It looks cool, but it's not a great fountain pen at all. Heavy and clunky. I never use it. And don't dare drop it! It gets a huge dimple in the end of it.
It says only shipped to US address but still allows purchase and ship to canada with 8.95 shipping? Can someone confirm if I can/cannot buy his if I'm in Canada. Thanks
lauarthur
Sorry about that, this can indeed ship to Canada. We have updated the description note accordingly.
I got the EF on the last go-around, and overall, it’s a terrific pen. A few things to be aware of: 1. It’s quite heavy, and your hand might tire after a lengthy writing session. 2. The clip doesn’t retract all the way. I’m not certain why it was designed that way, but there you have it. 3. Please remember that Lamy nibs tend to be a bit on the broader side. So I ordered the EF, and it isn’t like a Faber-Castell or Caran d’Ache EF, but significantly broader. And lastly, 4. Since it uses a converter, the ink supply will be somewhat limited, compared to a piston-fill for example. None of these factors interfere with the fact that it is a great pen—you just need to be aware of them so that you won’t be disappointed when you get the pen. For my part, all these things notwithstanding, I quite love it
Are you kidding me?! Most are sold out! Why was there not a limited quantity listed?!!!
Since there was no quantity listed, I thought I had time to figure which one my gf would like most. Now that I know, Piano White with a medium nib is sold out...
i wonder why all lamy drops are limited to U.S. shipping.. would have joined many of them but couldn't because i live in europe.
e.xo
maybe those policies are imposed by lamy?
I would like to be on this massdrop for the Dialog 3 Fountain Pen but because there is no shipping to Canada i am out of luck. Wait maybe I could join the drop and if someone would allow me to use their US address I would have my pen shipped there. Then just hold onto the pen until I send you the postage to Canada. Is there anyone who would let me use their US address for my delivery?? Just let me know. Thanks anyone out there!
DavidThorel
Are there not freight forwarders for Canada that will do that for you for a fee?
MovingMan
Thanks MovingMan. Maybe next time Mass drop will deliver to Canada. Thanks again
Another great Lamy drops just for the USA. When are you going to do something for the rest of us?
No piano black medium or fine. Looks like I'll have to wait for the next round.
I have one of these, it's a nice pen. I'm considering selling mine off, though. I've just moved to different pens lately, trying to reduce my stock.
What is the point if they don't ship to countries that the US. I have been seeing this a lot and it makes me wonder, "What is the point of Massdrop"?
What are the combos of nib and body available?
Recently every single drop I go to join does not ship to Australia ignoring that it may not even be a saving with the exchange rate. I don't see the point anymore.
Again lamy nto shipping to India.. Disappointed!!
Just a heads up. I have this pen and I do like it but 1. the mechanism for sliding the nib out is finicky and 2. The palladium finish stains an pits easily and cannot be removed.
lgmfnpc
my palladium dialog 3 is spotless. I don't use iron gall inks and I refill from the converter.
SpecTP
Never used iron gall ink. Always refill from the converter. It's a water stain that I apparently missed when cleaning. We have hard water. I would imagine some potential buyers might too. Just giving people a heads up.
If I wasn't already $300+ deep into my 5 pens and ink i'd be all over this. But I already have a Pilot VP that does almost the same gimmick, and I'm not sure I'd notice enough improvement in writing over the future Lamy 2000 I'll buy someday.
Tempting but my wallet will hate me...
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I was never a huge fan of Pelikan pens' looks but seeing such high praise is making me consider adding some of their pens to my collection. I usually write on a pad of tomoe river paper because it's honestly so hard to go back after using tomoe river... It makes my sheeny inks so pretty, and shading is wonderful...
akdls
As you likely know, Pelikan nibs run wide. My Pelikan F nib is noticeably wider and wetter than my sailor 1911 large 21K medium nib. I don't have plans to add other European FPs to my collection, as M800 was touted as the "perfect" pen :) I have to add that faber castell has the best stainless steel nib in my opinion, very smooth, just not as springy as solid gold nib. Premium papers are costly but worth it. I reserve them for my journaling. As for daily use, I'm ok with Staples Wide-Ruled notebooks. They are fountain pen friendly enough, no feathering, just some show-through. You get what you pay for, in the end :D