Excerpt: First I am not a professional but I have been the photography for many of our community projects for years. This mic has open a whole new world for me. The sound is awesome. You may pay more but the quality of sound can't be much better.
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Durable, Easy To Use, Great Quality Of Sound, Lightweight, Versatile
Excerpt: Whatever sound you are gathering, make sure this mic is close to the source. This probably goes without saying, but get close and point it directly at the source. This is a directional mic, so you'll want to keep it pointed toward the source. Good sound quality. Crisp and clear.
Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
Excerpt: I wanted a guick, easy, and economical solution to some casual exterior recording - mostly FX, and this mic will work great. I put it up against my TLM170 in the studio and was very pleased (though it's a bit like comparing a Mustang and a Ferrari) Low noise and not too much inexpensive condensor...
Excerpt: Bought this to use with a Sony HXR-NX3 camcorder. Have used it in videoing seminars and producing golf instructional videos both outdoors and in. It has worked very well. Had to buy several o-rings at the hardware store for a good fit in the Sony's microphone bracket but B&H had made me aware they...
Excerpt: Heavy duty, solid construction, great sound.This thing is solid. It is machined out of one solid piece of aluminum and feels great. I got this model instead of the NTG-2 because I didn't want the weakness of moving parts. I was not disappointed. Sound quality is great.
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight
Excerpt: I use this for marketing and highlight videos for my school. I thought the improvement over the XF-100 camera's on-board mics would be noticeable, but not significant. But the ability to place the mic closer to the subject without wiring up a lav mic has been awesome.
Pros: Clear Sound, Durable, Easy To Use, Flexible, Lightweight, Versatile
Excerpt: The ONLY thing I can say negatively about this kit is the Auray carrying case that comes with it. It's like a long skinny neoprene banana skin - about a foot too long and waaay too skinny in the middle for things like dead cat adapters, etc.
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
Excerpt: I bought this microphone to attach to the shotgun mount of my Sony PMW-200 camcorder. It's short enough to attach to the camera without invading my shot. It was a little too thin to fit into the camera mount, but I taped a small piece of foam paper around the base of the microphone and now it fits...
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Easy To Use, Lightweight