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. However, it is still lower than acceptable.
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. 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.
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 this mic shines. It doesn't deal too well with reflections, so indoors the sound can get muddy.
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.