Summary: I bought a used NTG2 for my boyfriend for Christmas. The shipping was incredibly fast and there was nothing wrong with the product at all. I don't think he even realized that it was used! He took it out and started using it right away and was blown away by it's reach and it's quality.
Summary: So, to conclude: I would heartily recommend anyone adding this mic to their collection, its not expensive and the quality of the recording justifies the outlay instantly. If you're used to taking out your favourite large diaphragm condenser whenever you consider a voice recording.. think again!
Summary: I use this microphone with a Beachtek DXA-4, mounted to a Sony FX1. Most common use is for interviews with people outdoors and on boats. The sound is better than the built in microphone on the FX1. You will need a dead cat to help with wind noise.
Summary: I needed a shotgun mic quickly for a trip to Africa I was taking. B&H had a good price on the NTG-2, and sent it very fast to me. I used it in the field all over Botswana and South Africa, and it performed beautifully.