Excerpt: Had a chance to use this microphone on set last week. Pumped it through a SD302 and didn't use any lavs since the actors were doing some pretty physical activity and we didn't want to lose $2,000 in lavs in a night. Used it outside on a busy street in Brooklyn, and I was able to hear the actors crystal clear, along with all other relevant set noise.
Pros: Affordable, Clear Sound, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
Summary: Great microphone. Very directional. But what I really like about it is the low handling noise and I don't have to boost the gain through the roof to get a good strong sound. For the price I paid I would say it is one of the best ones I own at this price point. I did a side by side comparison with my Neumann KMR 82i which is a very long and directional microphone. The NKH 60 was pretty close. Not bad for being a short shotgun mic.
Excerpt: As a professional sound recordist, I use this mic for film and TV shoots - mainly for voice recording but also for sound effects. I own a Schoeps CMIT5U (which I prefer), but I use the MKH60 as my second choice - and first choice when the weather is wet. The quality of sound is very close to the CMIT5U, but this mic seems to have a slightly wider pattern making it a bit more forgiving when your subject goes off-mic.