Excerpt: Amazing headphone in a great price range. I am not as familiar with sound technicalities but this is definitely a big step up from the Rode Videomic Pro in terms of build quality and audio quality. It is not as convenient to setup to the camera that so it's really meant to be used in more professional situations.My run and gun solution is to plug it into an iRig Pre directly into my Panasonic GH3 using a audio splitter.
Excerpt: I am a full time student of Visual Anthropology, and a good shotgun is a must. I tried my NTG-2 attached to Canon XA20 during club music session, night city scenes, interviews, and field archaeology project. The results are awesome in every single scenario.
Excerpt: Oh boy, this Rode NTG-2 Kit is every filmmaker's "dream", especially if you're just starting out. Don't get me wrong, the Sennheisers are the industry standard shotgun microphones, but the Rode come next to it, and even if you can't get the superior "NTG-3", you'll be pretty happy with this one, especially for booming outside environments and for interviews.