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Old May 14th, 2005, 08:09 AM   #1
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Sony Z1 External Microphone.

Hi all,

We're just about to buy a Z1 to replace our ailing DV kit, and being a cameraman (and therefore not knowing much about sound, other than it's importance!) I could do with some advice on a good mic...

I'm aware that the standard choices are probably a Sennheiser K6/ME-66 module and the AT879 (I think) at the lower end of the budget scale - what are people's opinions on these as compared to each other and what sort of price should I be looking at in the UK?

Also, we're thinking of potentially buying one of the Sony microphones in a package with the camera - what is people's advice on this? Are they good mics, could we use one on a boom pole instead of an ME-66, should we get both, etc etc???

Many thanks in advance for your guidance for this poor unknowledgable soul!!!
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Old May 14th, 2005, 09:32 AM   #2
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Dominic,
I'm using the AT 897 on my FX1 and I'm extremely pleased with it - and so are my clients!
I also use it on a fishpole with the Rycote holder and Softie.
The mic cost me about 200 and the Rycote 170.
Hope this helps!

Robin
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Old May 14th, 2005, 06:19 PM   #3
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Certainly does mate - thanks a bunch!

Anyone else??
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