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Help on buying a shotgun mic

by schwabbey / July 3, 2006 10:04 AM PDT

I want to buy a shotgun mic that i can plug into a 1/8 in mic jack. what are some good ones and what should i expect to pay?. Thanks

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Audio Technica has one. I think it sells for less than
by Kiddpeat / July 3, 2006 4:10 PM PDT

$100. It includes a mount that fits the shoe on cameras. The downside is that it will pick any noise you make as you handle the camera.

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sennheiser
by frankzxcv / July 9, 2006 11:34 AM PDT

i got a sennheiser mke 300, I think it was something like 170 new. doesn't get operator bump noise too bad, and sounds great. it has taken a lot of abuse (including 2 weeks lost in a hospital hallway behind some boxes!!) and has held up well. i did have to get a shoe extension to lift it up as it was getting in the shot when zoomed all the way out. uses a 76a battery. picks up a lot of room ambience, but . . . sometimes you want that. very recommended. --fj

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