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Old August 2nd, 2012, 08:05 AM   #1
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Windjammer xf100

I ordered a mini windjammer by Rycote especially for the XF100.
Found it very disappointing. It only covers the front part of the audiounit.
Only touching it very slightly the windjammer slips off very easily on one side, making it rather useless.
So I returned the item.
Looking for a alternative. One that maybe covers the whole audiopart, unfortunately it will cover the hotshoe as well. Although won't be needing a windjammer while using xlr.
Its very difficult to find windjammers with measurements as the usually only mention the camera's model.
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 01:39 PM   #2
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Re: Windjammer xf100

I use my jammer from the same manufacturer but the one I also use at my Canon XHA1 camera.
This one fits perfectly over the micro from the XF100
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 10:24 AM   #3
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I have a MikeMuff for my A1 which was actually for my old Sony 2100 and is a tad too small, but it serves it purpose, however it will not fit the xf100.
Do you have a product number by any chance.

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Old August 3rd, 2012, 12:19 PM   #4
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Sorry,I do not know anymore
I think you are Dutch, go to cameratools or cameraland with your camera and let them chech?
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 04:25 PM   #5
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Re: Windjammer xf100

If you have a Zoom h4n foam microphone cover it fits perfectly on the xf100 and works great to stop wind noise. You might give it a try if available.
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Old August 4th, 2012, 08:48 AM   #6
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Wil and Michael thanks for the suggestions, will check them out.
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Old August 4th, 2012, 09:51 AM   #7
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Second the foam cover for the H4N. It fits perfectly on my XF300, and I made a fake-fur "sock" with a drawstring to go over it to cut down the wind noise even more.

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Old August 5th, 2012, 05:03 AM   #8
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Does the windjammer for the H4N come with a foam lining or just the fur.
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Old August 12th, 2012, 07:10 PM   #9
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Re: Windjammer xf100

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I ordered a mini windjammer by Rycote especially for the XF100.
Found it very disappointing. It only covers the front part of the audiounit.
Only touching it very slightly the windjammer slips off very easily on one side, making it rather useless.
So I returned the item.
Looking for a alternative. One that maybe covers the whole audiopart, unfortunately it will cover the hotshoe as well. Although won't be needing a windjammer while using xlr.
Its very difficult to find windjammers with measurements as the usually only mention the camera's model.
I too purchased the Rycote windjammer for my XF300 and it didn't fit, to say the least. Has anyone come up with an alternative cover for the Xf300?
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Old August 13th, 2012, 01:17 AM   #10
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Does the windjammer for the H4N come with a foam lining or just the fur.
The H4N kit only comes with the foam lining, no fur.
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Old August 13th, 2012, 05:25 AM   #11
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Re: Windjammer xf100

Has anyone contacted Rycote about this for advice? I'm sure they'd be more than happy to offer advice or listen to feedback about the product.
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Old August 13th, 2012, 10:23 AM   #12
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Might not hirt to drop them a line. Wildo.
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Old August 13th, 2012, 04:07 PM   #13
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Re: Windjammer xf100

I purcased the Rode Dead Kitten from B&H. It fits fine ,here is a link to an earlier discussion: Fur windscreen for XF100?
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Old August 14th, 2012, 04:31 AM   #14
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I dropped Rycote a line:

Dear Ann,
Thank you very much for your email.
Please accept our apologies regarding this issue, I have passed this on to my manager and we are going to look into this problem further.
Once again apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Kind regards,
Rhiannon


Dead Kitten might be a good option or the Rycote Mini Windjammer Extended medium.
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Old August 14th, 2012, 05:38 AM   #15
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Re: Windjammer xf100

Apart from physical fitting problems, I wouldn't expect too many miracles from windshields that are just lumps of fur (even those with a Rycote badge on them).

And the foam off the Zoom H4n is only really for pops/plosives from speech, it won't do much in any real wind.
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