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Old October 30th, 2011, 08:00 PM   #1
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Shotgun mic for 305

Hi All,
Just a quick question as to what external shotgun mic's are you using on the XF300 - 305. Am in the market for one primarily for doing weddings.

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Old October 30th, 2011, 08:34 PM   #2
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Rode NTG3...great mic!
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Old October 30th, 2011, 08:36 PM   #3
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Wrong Forum, Ray.

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Old October 31st, 2011, 01:06 AM   #4
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"Rode NTG3...great mic!"

Nice to hear, I got that before deciding on the XF300, I did note that the Mic clamp does not hold the mic so I need the Rode SM5 too which is a pity.
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Old October 31st, 2011, 05:28 AM   #5
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did note that the Mic clamp does not hold the mic so I need the Rode SM5 too which is a pity.
I have a Rode NTG2 which has the same problem which was fixed by wrapping some gaffer tape round the body of the microphone.
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Old October 31st, 2011, 05:33 AM   #6
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One way around it I know but I use it on another system and it need it to be gaffer free ;)
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Old October 31st, 2011, 06:44 AM   #7
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I've used the Audio Technika AT897 for some years now. a great mic for the money. However, I found that it too was too narrow for the onboard mic holder on the XF300. I bought the Røde mic mount which works a treat within the Canon holder.
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Old October 31st, 2011, 06:45 AM   #8
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Exactly what I am look at Robin :) - thanks for confirming that
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Old October 31st, 2011, 03:41 PM   #9
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I bought the SM5 adaptor for my Rode NG2and have found that THE ADAPTOR actually will slip in the XF 300's holder. I have a few shots with a dead cat showing in the frame -it rotated down so that the fur was in the top corner of e shot.

I followed someone's suggestion on the board and bought some O rings at Home Depot (plumbing dept), slid them on the mic and adaptor, and now neither slips in the XF's holder.

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Old October 31st, 2011, 05:07 PM   #10
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"Rode NTG3...great mic!"

Nice to hear, I got that before deciding on the XF300, I did note that the Mic clamp does not hold the mic so I need the Rode SM5 too which is a pity.
I use a hot shoe mounted clamp so it is a non-issue. it's got a much better suspension (thus vibration protection) than the Canon mount.
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Old October 31st, 2011, 05:16 PM   #11
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Larry, Thanks for the info regarding the SM5 - I think I will have to go that route (with O rings!)

Robert, Unless I got a 2 shoe adapter I would not be able to use that as I tend to have my light mounted all the time in the cam shoe - thanks for the idea.
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 12:13 AM   #12
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Thanks all for your advice and comments..its the Rode for me then.
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 02:45 AM   #13
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I use the Senni 66, and that to is too thin. I can either use the mic adaptor OR a purposely cut strip of lorry inner tube rubber. Works a treat.

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