AT8035 is a better shotgun mic value than the $1000 Sennheiser 416
10 September 2012
Summary: Although the proper name of this mic doesn't not include the word "cable," make no mistake: It's one heck of a great mic. It's an ideal replacement for the Sennheiser 416 shotgun mic, so popular for sound stages, location shoots and voiceovers in Hollywood, but at 1/4th the price. Buy an AT8035 or its forerunner, the 835b (no difference that I can hear). You'll be glad you did.
Summary: It's a great buy for the indie film maker! If you're on a budget and want premium sound quality this Mic is just for you. From video to actual film shoots it'll get the job done. AudioTechnica makes great products from dialoug, ADR & foley.
Summary: À ce prix je croyais tomber sur un micro moyen mais finalement c'est vraiment de la grosse qualité, je suis surpris! C'est certain que ça ne se compare pas à du Shure à 2000$ mais c'est quand même parfait pour des productions plus petites!
Summary: The AT 8035 is a very good shotgun mic for general purpose field use. It's sensitivity and response allow quality recording while it's modest price means you won't lose sleep if it happens to be damaged. If you plan on using it outdoors, plan on upgrading the windscreen.
Summary: Use it both on camera and at the end of a boom. It's slightly cumbersome on the camera (EX-1) but the sound quality is worth it. It's nicely directional and while it isn't a high end Sennheiser, I'm very happy with it.
Summary: I do private undercover work and just bought this mic to video a potential cheater. I was able to pose as an average guy filming in the park from a distance while the mic picked up the conversation with pristine clarity. Buy this mic now and watch your video come to life! I got paid big time. Alright, it was my wife but this mic literally paid for itself and a new house and car.
Summary: Used with Canon XH-A1 HDV camcorder for family event capture and in noisy environments. Very good directionality and sensitivity with reasonable noise. I shot video of our dog running around the yard chasing a ball and the audio of leaves rustling beneath her feet and her breathing is clear and crisp up to distances of 20 feet without a lot of extraneous noise from airplanes overhead.
Summary: While on a modest budget, a microphone is something that a small investment should be made. This works well within those means, and works well with the gear we had. Using a Canon XL1s with an attached MA-200, the microphone performed admirably. Getting the sound we wanted wile negating the noise we didn't want. An overall good choice.
Summary: For the money, it does a very good job. Nice clean sound with little to no echo. There is a setting to futher improve the cancellation of echos when shooting in smaller areas. I definately recommend this model for people looking for a sub 300 dollar mic. You certainly get bang for the buck with this one.
Summary: Excellent close up shot gun mic. I had it mounted on my Canon XH A1 and recorded a meeting in our office and the up close sound is incredible. Only wish the pick up pattern would be switchable.