Normally, I am an avid user of fountain pens, rollerball pens, and pencils. Every now and then, however, there is this one special item of an otherwise rather misrepresented category that crosses my path.
Just that has recently happened when I was in touch with Stephan Lucht (Tinte-im-Blut.de) and he introduced his Fotografica-Pen to me. I am glad he actually did that (and even provided me with a review item – thank you very much for that!) – the Fotografica-Pen really is a unique piece of design that is most definitely worth taking a look at, since it conveys the look and feel of a historic camera in addition with being equipped with a historical stanhope and a 2mm photo lens from the 1950s.
Check out the video-review below – as always preceded by some quick facts. Again, I hope the review is helpful and that you enjoy watching it!
- Fotografica-Pen (ballpoint)
- Designed in reminiscence of an old analogue Leica-camera
- Limited edition (500 pens worldwide)
- Equipped with a historical stanhope from the 1950s with a 2mm photo lens
- Above lens contains a french landscape photo from the 1950s (available in about 34 different versions)
- Spring-loaded clip in the shape of a camera-clamping lever with camera icon
- Soft-paint-volcanic surface and magnesium, matt analogous to historical cameras
- Schmidt easyFLOW 9000 refill with (apparently) 10 km writing performance
- Handmade in Germany
- Price: 275 €
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