In a previous post on this board, I got some great feedback about what to purchase for some documentary work that I'll be doing in Africa this summer. I'd appreciate some comments and suggestions on what I'm about to order. Canon HV20: 2x$800=$1600 Canon BP-2L14 Battery: 6x$55=$330 Sennheiser MKE 400 Compact Video Camera Shotgun Microphone : 2x$200=$400 Bogen / Manfrotto 190XDB Tripod Legs (Black) with 701RC2 Video Fluid Head: 1x$206=$206 Lowepro Clips 110 Camcorder Shoulder Bag (Black): 2x$25=50 Panasonic AY-DVM63PQ Mini DV Tape Professional 63 Minute: 20x$3.50=$70 Total Cost: $2656 A bit more information about what I'll be doing: I'll be working in a village in Ghana documenting the stories of a group of refugees from Togo. I'll be traveling for three weeks with two other people, and our work is funded by a fairly substantial grant from a foundation. We have alloted $3000 for video equipment, but can go a bit higher if necessary.