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Old November 17th, 2003, 11:48 PM   #1
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Blimp Windscreen for ME66

Does anyone know if a $200+ blimp windscreen is absolutely needed for windy outdoor work? I will be filming on a beach soon and am concerned about my foam windscreen. I am pretty sure it wont be adequate, but is there something cheaper that I can get for my Sennheisser ME66 shotgun mic other than that $200 blimp?

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Old November 18th, 2003, 12:36 AM   #2
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Nick,

Blimp is your BEST bet but.... Most of us use a form of the Rycote Softie (Dead Cat). They work well most of the time unless it's really windy. For a ME66 they run in the 135-150 range.
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Old November 18th, 2003, 01:12 PM   #3
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I've had good experience with both the Rycote and the Lightwave Equilizer on the ME66, in windy weather.
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Old November 18th, 2003, 01:55 PM   #4
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Is it okay to leave these blimps/windscreens on for all applications, even indoor use?
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Old November 18th, 2003, 04:00 PM   #5
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I do. I think you should have at least foam on all the time, if just for mic protection. I just leave the Equalizer on it all the time I'm using it, which is predominantly indoors.
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