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Old March 7th, 2010, 08:22 AM   #16
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Colin no you don't have to take the battery out of an NTG-2 after each session, the mic definately will not flatten the battery overnight.

But don't leave it installed and forget about it.

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OK I'm an old fusspot and am just in the habit of taking batteries out of things if I don't know when they will next be needed. I use my NTG-2 much more on phantom power than batteries anyway - so ignore me.

I was sure I remembered that this came up before but couldn't find the thread until now Rode NTG-2 and empty battery
So my memory isn't completely shot yet! But this was a one off (which I didn't remember) and no other similar problems have been reported here.

I also thought I remembered that the instructions recommended taking them out (they do) but that will almost certainly be to avoid the situation Allan has described.

BTW I had a faulty new Duracell AA recently that leaked almost right away and the plastic coating was damaged too, so I had to clean the battery compartment of a radio scanner.
Now that's the first one encountered out of hundreds of Duracells used over the years so this isn't a big deal, just to say it might be worth keeping an eye on installed batteries. I use a tester anyway to check the cells for my Senny G2 set and all my other toys Digital Battery Tester : Battery Testers : Maplin
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Old March 11th, 2010, 03:08 PM   #17
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I'm also planning to buy ntg-2 very soon.

Want to ask you guys; do I also need a dynamic mic for interviews (like Shure SM63); or can I use ntg-2 for interviews as well?
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Old March 11th, 2010, 03:12 PM   #18
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Ahmet,

Personally I prefer to use my ElektroVoice RE50 as handheld mic for interviews. Though, I think the NTG-2 is able to do the job as well.
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Old March 11th, 2010, 03:36 PM   #19
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It depends on your setup .. handheld interviews .. on camera .. on the street .. 2 or more people?

With a good operator the NTG-2 will work on a boom out over 2 or more people .. but using it handheld is never a good idea. In a 2person interview waving a shotgun at the subject is intimidating and likely to take an eye out.

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Old March 12th, 2010, 04:28 PM   #20
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And don't ever wave a shotgun mic about when interviewing a swan - it might break your arm.

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Old March 12th, 2010, 04:47 PM   #21
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Yeah I agree; it will be quite scary for the people to interview :)

But I think I'm gonna take rode, I think I can use it for multi purposes. if can't; later I may buy dynamic mic too.
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