Excerpt: I put this mic right to use out of the box. After recording with 3 different industry standard mics throughout the day, the MHK50 outshone the others. Dialog was clearer and drew more attention, making the interview them most memorable of the presentation. This mic is used in many feature films with dramatic effect. It's super durable, has nice pad/low cut switches and it's a Sennheiser.
Pros: Clear Sound, Dramatic Sound, Durable, Easy To Use, Great Dialog Mic, Versatile
Excerpt: The MKH 50 is a great mic for close interior dialog work, however it is not transparent. It's got a midrange boost that I personally like. You have to be relatively on axis if you are booming with this but it's got a great sweet spot when you're on. I recently used this on a feature shoot and it was a true workhorse. I also appreciate the fact that it's small and light for those longer scenes.
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight
Excerpt: This mic has such great presence on a boom indoors. It rejects bounce and room noise and really goes to the voice. Prior to this mic I was using a shotgun on the boom for indoor work, nite and day with this MKH 50.
Excerpt: VERY durable, even in Costa Rican wet-season humidity. Very full and natural sounding mic, I MUCH prefer it to any kind of shotgun indoors. Does have a very tight pattern and a little bit less kindness when you get off-axis than the Schoeps 41, BUT it also costs about half as much, and with ok placement it sounds pretty spectacular. Also includes an excellent and compact shock mount!
Pros: Clear Sound, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight
Excerpt: I am a professional sound recordist and mostly work film, documentary, and tv. I bought this mic to supplement my supercardiod shotgun mic and have been very pleased with the results. It has a slightly wider pickup pattern meaning I can easily pick up conversations between two people with both being in the "sweet spot" and also seems to great reach. All in all a great sounding and sturdy mic, a perfect choice for the rigors of on location sound recording.
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Reliable