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Old December 31st, 2006, 08:11 AM   #1
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The AT4073A or AT835st shotgun

Iím a looking to buy my first all around shotgun for the Canon XH-A1 and was trying to decide if AT4073A or AT835st shotgun is the way to go.
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Old December 31st, 2006, 09:52 AM   #2
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The 4073 is highly regarded. If you can afford it, you won't regret buying it.
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Old January 3rd, 2007, 05:28 PM   #3
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AT4073a is a "very very alot" :) of mic for the money
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Old January 3rd, 2007, 11:00 PM   #4
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Are you looking for a mic that will be on camera? What are you planning on using for? The 4073a is a great mic, but any on-camera mic in general will not give very good sound except for very close shooting or gathering ambiance. I heard a few samples of the A1's onboard stereo mic and it was probably as good as you'll get, especially indoors. I've used the 4073a indoors but always in a controlled situation on the end of a boom, within a couple of feet of the speaker. Anything farther than that and it will sound hollow like most shotguns indoors.
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Old January 6th, 2007, 05:48 AM   #5
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Thanks for all your advise. I guess I'm looking for a Mic to go on the camera when I'm by myself and on a stand or a boom when I have help.
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Old January 6th, 2007, 03:15 PM   #6
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In that case, the 4073a is a good choice, though you may want to look into the Sanken CS1, it's a short shotgun but can be a little better in interiors.
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Old January 6th, 2007, 05:46 PM   #7
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or the Sanken CS-3.

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