Excerpt: I bought this as my first real-ish shotgun mic, after using the Video Mic Pro on a boompole. The VMP had no effective way to mitigate wind noise, so I got the NTG2 to use with a Blimp, which could probably withstand a hurricane.
Excerpt: From what we have seen, this is a nice mic for the price. It does lack sensitivity when used with a Zoom h4n. Recorder volume has to be at or near max. This is a preamp issue on the Zoom, however, and doesn't reflect on this mic at this price point. Good buy for the $$.
Excerpt: I have used this mic for 3+ years. I am glad I got it. It has done a great job for my company in a myriad of production environments. However, I am wanting something better. Once you realize what a GREAT shotgun mic can sound like, you will want to upgrade.
Pros: Clear Sound, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
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