Excerpt: I've only had this thing a little while and I can't figure out why yet, but this thing absolutely eats batteries. The sound quality is great but we went through 16 batteries in 2 hours of videos using this with an H4N.
Excerpt: for film. the signal is ok but would like stronger and clearer. possibly need to learn how to use it better. not enough help to understand best use of NTG2. does not come with a tube for carrying protection.
Excerpt: I buy this NTG-2 mic and use it with the Zoom H4N. For some reason, the output volume when using xlr input is quite a bit lower than the 3.5 mm input (i.e. low-impedance XLR output to high-impedance 1/8") Using Phantom power does help to increase the output volume.
Excerpt: Decent shotgun mic for the price. However, you'll need to use tape (gaffer / electrical) to eliminate the noise at 3 place : - High pass filter switch needs to be covered - Battery compartment - XLR connexion
Excerpt: This mic really didn't meet my expectations after reading all the great reviews. Although it is very well constructed and seems like it can take a beating, I feel like the mic really doesn't go too far beyond my onboard mic for my Sony HDR-FX1 in terms of sound quality.
Excerpt: Its not bad mic for this money but after one year in use, the screws loosen and body microphone makes annoying noises. Not so mutch but it can be realy problem for documentari if you take a long shot and your hands start shaking...
Excerpt: Although it's not the best sounding mic I have ever heard, all other shotguns that I've worked with cost at least three times this one, so I don't think it's fair to compare them. In today's urban cities, noise is always a problem, but I was able to get great, focused sound outdoors, which is where...