Excerpt: I like the mic and it gets 5 starts, but the dead cat I'm not happy with. I bought the Rode dead cat because I thought it wouldn't shed fake hair like my other generic version. Not so. It sheds everywhere. Plus the hair is longer and after shooting for a day, I realized all my shots had pieces of hair hanging in them. I should have trimmed it back, but needless to say, it's just too long for a dslr setup. Bottom line, not worth the money for the dead cat.
Excerpt: This mic is an excellent place to start for someone who's still new to filmmaking. It sounds great, it's light, easy to use and I love the +20db option. And for those complaining about the bands holding it in place, they work fine and do a good job reducing shock
Excerpt: I use this mic as a secondary mic or if I'm not able to use my NTG2. This mic holds up very well for a non xlr setup. If you are looking for a mic to hook directly into your camera and not looking to burn through your pocket, this mic is the best option.
Excerpt: I use this mic with my Cannon Vixia HD Camcorder to record the organ and choir at my church and the pipe organ at my other church. It picks up the lowest tones of the pedal and highest pitches of the smallest pipes...if you can spare a few extra dollars definitely upgrade to this mic...you wont be disappointed!
Excerpt: i know this kind of mic won't be any miracle and i understand dslr sound is terrible by nature; but i expected it to be a little less hissy. design is also quite poor, battery compartment is horrible to open, shock mount suspension is extremely fragile.