Excerpt: Definitely boosts the sound, especially directional sound, over the built-in mic on the D810. But it's not an improvement in the quality of sound, an important distinction. I'm also a musician with a fair amount of recording experience with boards, preamps, microphones, etc.
Excerpt: A good mic, with good audio quality, considering the price. I found the mount almost useless as with the weight of the foam and dead cat, it sags at the front and falls into the frame of even a moderately wide angle lens.
Excerpt: This mic came in a package deal so I was a little worried on quality. But using it as a secondary audio capture it's not bad. I would have given it four stars but the mounting base and how it is attached needs improvement. I feel like the rubber bands are going to come off.
Excerpt: Primary use is for backup audio for interviews. Toggle switch allows for -10 to 0 to +20 dB and high pass filter. Wish there was an option between 0 and +20. With certain DSLR cameras, there is no way to monitor the audio.
Excerpt: My main reason for buying this mic was to get away from hearing the autofocus of my lens on the audio portion of the recording. This mic has too wide of a pickup pattern and I can still clearly hear the autofocus of the lens.
Excerpt: Works just fine as long as you remember to turn the mic on. So far I have recorded two videos with my Canon (and the Rode mic) thinking all I had to do was press record on the camera. No sound unless you also turn on the mic powered by its own 9v battery. Once the mic is on it works great!