...typing for peace, democracy, and the glory of the Typosphere
Cool. You put your LH Lamy to work. Give it a while and if your pen does for you like mine your writing will improve. I was writing very sloppy when I switched to a fountain pen last summer. That change forced me to write a bit slower, hold the pen correctly and use the correct paper. As seen in some of my posts on my blog my hand is still not all that neat, but then if you'd have seen it before summer of 2012 it would make a doctor's (as in medical dr.) look exquisite.
Welcome to the Cult of Semi-Intelligible Handwriting. We try to meet tri-anually, but no one can read the fliers. Sorry.I am, however, a little aghast that you don't like Rhodia! I find their paper to be buttery-smooth and resistant to feathering. Of course, I don't have to deal with dragging my hand through the ink as I go! So what's different about a LH nib? Those dexter of us want to know!
Don't get me wrong, the Rhodia paper is like silk but the pen (maybe the ink) just won't write on it. As for RH/LH nib differences, some LH nibs have a pronounced leftward pointing end so the flats of the split nib sit on the paper at a natural script angle. Not so the Lamy, damned if can see any special difference at all. It must be very subtle.
admiring your close-up of the nib.
That is a Nikon D5000 with a manual 50mm f1.8 Nikkor AIS lens and a set of extension tubes between the two. Not forgetting the tripod, of course. It takes a few attempts to get the correct exposure and depth of field!
Seconded! Even with a fancy camera I'd never be able to take a photo that good!