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Old October 19th, 2008, 07:51 AM   #1
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WS7 windshield vs Rycote windshield kit

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I am leaving soon for southeast asia for shooting a doc. I dont have any permits or ata carnet so I will have to stay lowprofile while filming and recording sound. I own a rycote windshieldkit with zeppelin and deadcat but this looks to big and to pro. will the much smaller WS7 windshield from Rode will be a good enough alternative for the ntg3?
any remarks on the situation more then welcome
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Old October 19th, 2008, 11:46 AM   #2
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...... will the much smaller WS7 windshield from Rode will be a good enough alternative for the ntg3?
No - not enough wind protection - at the very minimum use a Rycote mini Windjammer over the foam windshield - or, even better - a Softie.
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Old October 20th, 2008, 04:35 AM   #3
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No - not enough wind protection - at the very minimum use a Rycote mini Windjammer over the foam windshield - or, even better - a Softie.
Sorry John that's not true. The WS7 does a great job blocking wind, I saw a dealer demo demonstrating it does that very well. I've got one and on my RODE PG2 shockmount, there are times when I use it over my RODE Blimp or Rycote full zeppelin.

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Old October 20th, 2008, 04:51 AM   #4
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I have to agree that after using rycotes for over 28 years the rode ws-7 and ws-6 are up to the job and are very well made.

I use the WS-6 on my Z7/S270 camera mics and rode ntg-1, it is way better than a foam windscreen and a windcutter/dead cat.

Just to add the pistol grip is also very well made and the retail prices are very good. I paid £75 for a grip + WS-6 and £28 for a WS-6 on its own.
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Old October 20th, 2008, 06:24 AM   #5
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Sorry John that's not true. The WS7 does a great job blocking wind, I saw a dealer demo demonstrating it does that very well.
Sorry, I assumed it was just a foam windshield instead of a Softie copy.
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