Thank you, Anthony, for assuring us that getting a better pen will not guarantee better writing! I’ve been using digital cameras for a long time, now, but I recently took my film Nikons out of their long hibernation and holding them in my hands rekindled the excitement I got out of using them. They’re beautiful. On assignment in India, I was once hit by a bike rider and threw my Nikon F2AS into the air and watched it land on pavement. When I had it checked out, there was no damage except for a minor scratch on the finish. I’m about to buy new film.