Opus 88 Picnic Fountain Pen
Opus 88 Picnic Fountain Pen
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Available in a number of colors, the Opus 88 Picnic is a great choice for anyone seeking an eyedropper-filled fountain pen. It features a transparent resin body, so you can see the ink level and the nib when the pen is capped Read More

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kimwook
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Jul 22, 2019
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How many turns do you have to rotate to remove the cap? Does it have 3.5-turn threads like Opus88 demonstrator?
Jul 22, 2019
TomaCzar
733
Jul 22, 2019
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I thought long and hard on this one, but ultimately it's a little too plain for me. In a world where the Opus 88 Omar exists, there's no reason for me to settle for the picnic. The Omar is just a little bigger, just a little snazzier, just a little more of what I'm looking for.
Jul 22, 2019
choiceweb0pen0
265
Jul 21, 2019
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I'm not 100% sure, but I think the price for this pen went down since the last drop.
Jul 21, 2019
AlexCzar
69
Apr 18, 2019
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$70 on endlesspens, free US shipping.
Apr 18, 2019
choiceweb0pen0
265
Apr 22, 2019
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it's now on sale for $63 though it's not clear when this sale will end and some nib sizes in some color are not available.
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Apr 22, 2019
Silvio
26
Dec 15, 2018
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Nice looking pen, never had an eyedropper, will it burp? For the non initiated, I mean will it regurgitate a drop of ink from the nib, which is apparently what eyedroppers do.
Dec 15, 2018
Ghostwriter
91
Jun 11, 2019
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> will it regurgitate a drop of ink from the nib, which is apparently what eyedroppers do It might. Drop user Layli is correct in stating that the OPUS 88 pens shouldn't burp due to the mechanism, but this is only if you have the feed shutoff valve closed (ie. the rear turning knob is in the closed position). For longer writing sessions, you must open the rear knob several mm's in order to not starve the feed of ink, and while it's open, it may burp. Eyedroppers are more prone to burping because they are more susceptible to a build up of pressure when the ink and air within the barrel warm to your body temp (there's no insulation from this as there is with a cartridge or converter filling system). That said, I have three OPUS 88 pens, and have yet to have one of them burp:
  • I open and close the feed shutoff valve with the pen's nib pointed up
  • I don't place the pen in direct sunlight or other sources of warmth
  • I don't leave the shutoff valve open during writing sessions - I only open it when the feed runs dry (every few pages)
I originally thought that eyedroppers were nothing more than a pain in the butt, but I've grown to really love mine. Tons of ink capacity plus additional leak/burp safety when flying make the occasional shutoff valve maintenance a non-issue. For me anyway.
Jun 11, 2019
Silvio
26
Jun 11, 2019
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Thank you!
Jun 11, 2019
writerstephen
477
Dec 13, 2018
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I have a Koloro and I love it—one of my smoothest nibs in broad, and the filling system works amazingly well. At this price it’s hard to pass up the picnic, despite the glacially slow shipping time (6 weeks, really?)
Dec 13, 2018
j-e-g
306
Apr 18, 2019
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LOL... you always make me laugh. Glacially slow - and that’s why you’re a writer ;)
Apr 18, 2019
cornerstonetom
144
Dec 12, 2018
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Here's a review on youtube. Apparently, this is a good price that Massdrop is offering it for! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFfi4XlqEEY
Dec 12, 2018
Theroc
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Writing Moderator
Dec 12, 2018
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First the Demonstrator, now the Picnic... Better set some money aside for the Fantasia, then.
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Dec 12, 2018
Cyber6
30
Dec 12, 2018
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Anybody knows if I can switch nibs with the Pilot Parallel on this one too? (The Demonstrator nib unit is interchangeable with Pilot Parallel nib unit)
Dec 12, 2018
Bullfly
12
Dec 12, 2018
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I one this one in purple and you are right. It takes a #5 nib and the demonstrator is the only one that takes a #6 (correct me if I am wrong on that. I own the Koloro too and it takes a #5 as well)
Dec 12, 2018
SunshineCrazy
133
Dec 13, 2018
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The new pen they're coming out with in January of 2019 will take a #6! :D
Dec 13, 2018
CAAR
75
Dec 12, 2018
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Pen Chalet has it is going for about $8 less and free shipping in the U.S. this week if you use the promotion code from Pen Addict podcast; plus it is from an authorized dealer so no issue if you need to use the warranty.
Dec 12, 2018
royaldragon
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Dec 13, 2018
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Pen Chalet does not have the Picnic for $8 less (which would make it available for $67 compared to Mass Drop). Their price is $99 with a possible 10% discount or in other words $90.
Dec 13, 2018
Shoopmonster
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Dec 13, 2018
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$66.83 is the price they have for the purple one if you apply a promo code after you click "Radio/Podcast" at the very top of the page.
Dec 13, 2018
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