Excerpt: The Sennheiser MKH-50 is another industry standard mic that I've come across. This little guy has been used on such Hollywood Film/TV productions as The Social Network, The Dark Knight, and AMC's Breaking Bad.
Excerpt: We use this mic for recording vocals on a boompole during client interviews and dialogue from narrative projects.We were using the Rode NTG-3 shotgun, which is still a great mic, but the tone and richness from the Sennheiser is noticeably superior.The barrel of the MKH-50 is realy short, only 6", so...
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Easy To Use, Lightweight
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.
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.
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...
Pros: Clear Sound, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight