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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    ...by the way, I love the lighting on your photos. I have zero skills with a camera, but lately someone told me about aperture priority and it has made a big difference (i.e. from terrible to just about okay!).

    I thank you. It's always the two of them: Aperture and shutter speed. If you use a tripod, the shutter speed becomes less important and the aperture can be set small. This results in a greater depth of field. But one thing is the most important of all, it is the light. You can never have enough light when you photograph small objects. That is why I work with a flash. With digital photography everything has become so easy - just the trial and error method until you're satisfied.
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    Thanks for the photography advice. Keeping it simple is the way to go for me, so one factor at a time is great.

    Quotations in my signature? These are words that I thought were important to remember because it has been a difficult year for everyone. It's just coincidence that they come from the same source. There is also a word limit on signatures, so they have to be short.

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    My two cents for the pencil community here!
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    My favorite tools for photography.
    But my Pen photography looks crappy as i don't use a light box to do macro Photography. One day i'll do it.
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    Default Re: Pencil pics

    One of my favorites is the vintage Pelikan 200, a.k.a. AUCH Pelikan, mechanical pencil. I enjoy using it together with my favorite fountain pen, the Pelikan 100N.
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    Default Re: Pencil pics

    Quote Originally Posted by stoen View Post
    One of my favorites is the vintage Pelikan 200, a.k.a. AUCH Pelikan, mechanical pencil. I enjoy using it together with my favorite fountain pen, the Pelikan 100N.
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    I'm happy to see that you also have red lead in it.
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    Some vintage Pelikan MPs, Caran D'Ache fixpencils (especially loving the two number 3 ones for 3mm lead), AW Faber Castell 9603 Tekagraph, two first gen rOtring 600 MPs (0.5 & 0.9 mm) and finally, a rOtring Tikky refillable eraser from the 90s.

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    Default Re: Pencil pics

    First pic is a bit of a rehash from the 'collecting mechanical pencils' topic, but might be more appropriate here.



    Not entirely sure if this is appropriate either, but pencil extenders:



    Standard knurled screw-chucks, a 'Perfect Pencil Jr.' to see if I like the thing (it's alright) and my favourite extender. The blue is a bit bright but it's excellent. Acts like an extra chunky lead holder, gloms tightly onto pencil stubs, easy to grip, and has an eraser under the cap. I can't remember the brand name, I just know it's a japanese outfit. Cult Pens used to sell them, now I can barely find it on google, let alone in any UK webshops.

    Lately I wanted to buy a new mechanical pencil that satisfied a long list of overly fussy demands:

    - 0.9mm lead
    - retractable sleeve, or at least pocket friendly
    - a decent diameter to hang onto
    - no knurled or rubber grip
    - cheap, to match my personality
    - but not cheap-looking
    - not as ugly or stiff as a Mars Micro
    - doesn't look like something from 60s-era Star Trek or Dr. Who. (sorry Rotrings)

    The Kokuyo Enpitsu Sharp was the only thing I found that fit the bill. A couple of UK sellers stock the Type S but I went for a Type Mx from a japanese seller on ebay. The biggest hitch was having to want for weeks for it to arrive. And it just did.



    And it's great. Satisfies my wants; has an extendable eraser; and the sloping hexagonal metal grip makes it front-heavy in a way that feels good. I'm not sure why it has a semi-transparent window mid-barrel because there's nothing to see there. Anyway. I bought it to stick Pentel 2B leads in, but the leads that come with it (HB I assume, no clue from the packaging) are nice and smooth, even with a sharp-edged new lead, and fairly dark.



    The thing is, while I was waiting a month+, and partly thanks to FPGeeks, I was introduced to the joys of vintage pencils that also tick the right boxes.



    Tentative steps at first. It'll be a while before I move up to anything like the excellent Pelikans shown here, but this 51 and Moderne look great in my eyes, and turned out to be very satisfying to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mana View Post
    Some vintage Pelikan MPs, Caran D'Ache fixpencils (especially loving the two number 3 ones for 3mm lead), AW Faber Castell 9603 Tekagraph, two first gen rOtring 600 MPs (0.5 & 0.9 mm) and finally, a rOtring Tikky refillable eraser from the 90s.
    Good to see you here Mana, great collection! I like these Fixpencils a lot:

    Caran d'Ache Fixpencil by C.M.Z, auf Flickr

    C.

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    Default Re: Pencil pics

    some fat leadholder:


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    Default Re: Pencil pics

    Quote Originally Posted by christof View Post
    some fat leadholder:

    Wow... I like those!

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