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Old Feb 19, 2015, 09:29 PM   #1
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On-camera mike for D800

My son has my D800 and there's about to be a baby (next week) and, like his Dad, he tends to wait until the last minute.

He's looking for an on-camera mike and he doesn't want any external stuff in the birthing room, so it has to be a mini-plug setup.

Nikon, Rode . . . any others he should look at? Rode seems to have a variety of models.

At least he's in NYC and can get to B&H.
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Old Feb 20, 2015, 04:48 PM   #2
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The Sennheiser MKE400 is considerably smaller than the Rode VideoMic Pro, and it works very well: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...act_Video.html
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Old Feb 21, 2015, 12:05 AM   #3
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Old Feb 21, 2015, 04:47 AM   #4
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I have nothing but good things to say about the Rode VideoMic Pro. I don't have experience with the Sennheiser, but I can say that I've put my Rode through some hell over the past 3 years and have always been very impressed with the results it gets.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...t_Shotgun.html
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And thanks to you, sevoneone, also.
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Old Feb 23, 2015, 10:35 AM   #6
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I bought this as a throw away last summer and it worked great.

http://www.amazon.com/MegaGear-Shotg...era+Microphone
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Old Feb 24, 2015, 12:13 AM   #7
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Thanks, montgomeryr. I've passed this along as well.
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Old Feb 24, 2015, 03:38 PM   #8
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I've always had great results from my Audio-Technica AT822, which has been replaced by the AT8022. With the windscreen it works wonders outdoors minimizing wind noise, broad spectrum.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search...op+Nav-Search=

Should get a decent Mic that will match up well with the excellent images of that camera

Previously I used a less $$ Rode model, but have been happier with the upgrade, its amazing what good audio quality can do for a home video.
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It's a little big, but I'll pass it on. Thanks.

I was going to send him my AT 875R but we figured all the bother with an on-camera mount wouldn't be worth it. I've been very happy with that mike.
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