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Rode-ntg2.34252418
9.3 out of 10

Rode NTG2

Great Deal: $269.00

Reviews and Problems with Rode NTG2

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Overall 6
6.0

ok

gula, B&H Photo
23 May 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight
  • Cons: Difficult To Use Well, Pricey / Poor Value
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Overall 6
6.0

Low volume with Zoom H4N via xlr Input

Andrew, B&H Photo
3 April 2014
  • 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. However, it is still lower than acceptable.
  • Cons: Poor Sound Quality
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Overall 6
6.0

afmedia productions

D BOY, B&H Photo
4 January 2013
Overall 6
6.0

Tape needed to avoid noise

PY, B&H Photo
1 July 2012
  • 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
  • Pros: Cheap, Compact, Easy To Use, Versatile
  • Cons: Noise
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Overall 6
6.0

fair

big b, B&H Photo
9 May 2012
  • Excerpt: useful product
  • Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Lightweight
  • Cons: Pricey / Poor Value
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Overall 6
6.0

Not really blown away

Froth, B&H Photo
17 April 2012
  • 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. Now this COULD be because I'm running it straight into my camera and not using XLR to a Zoom H4n or something. I'm going to try doing that next and hopefully I will get better results.
  • Pros: Compact, Durable, Lightweight
  • Cons: Limited Functions
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Overall 6
6.0

as expected....

Ed, B&H Photo
10 January 2012
  • Excerpt: i bought this mic, with a recorder that only worked 30% of the time. Switched to a 3.5mm mic recorder. If I used xlr, i'd likely get this rode mic.
  • Pros: Clear Sound
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Overall 6
6.0

Not so good for boom

Honza H, B&H Photo
20 November 2011
  • 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...
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight
  • Cons: Breaks Easily
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Overall 6
6.0

It works!

m., B&H Photo
21 June 2011
  • 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 this mic shines. It doesn't deal too well with reflections, so indoors the sound can get muddy.
  • Pros: Good sound, Lightweight, Solid
  • Cons: Limited use
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Overall 6
6.0

Bass clipping

Mang, B&H Photo
8 December 2010
  • Excerpt: Be aware of this mic's problem with bass clipping if you are planning to use this in loud environment... wedding, concert, and any other crowded events. It will start to become a problem even if you put it next to a tv with 80% volume. the bass clipping will destroy the whole audio track and making your works sounds like a joke that some middle school kids recorded.
  • Pros: Clear Sound, Versatile
  • Cons: BASS CLIPPING, Limited Functions, Poor Sound Quality, Unreliable
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