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Old November 8th, 2009, 08:00 AM   #16
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Awesome to see you went with the Z5 Jason, hope you enjoy using it! Nice set up as well, I need to get myself a Lite Panel Micro at some point.

With the mic, I have used both the mic that comes with the camera and the NTG2. I personally cant tell much difference in sound quality, I think each one has its one advantages in other ways. For example, I always use the sony mic if I leave it attached the the camera manly because of its handy small size and short XLR cable. I then use the NTG2 for off camera stuff.
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Old November 8th, 2009, 11:26 AM   #17
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Jonathan, check the following link before purchasing the Micro if you haven't already. The Comer 900 and 1800 models (last in the video) makes the Micro look sick; the micro is weak, flimsy and ridiculously overpriced for something that looks and feels like a cheap toy.

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Old November 8th, 2009, 02:36 PM   #18
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...With the mic, I have used both the mic that comes with the camera and the NTG2. I personally cant tell much difference in sound quality...
Jonathan, that's what I thought also because the mike that comes with the Z5 is amazingly good! I'd rather purchase something else rather than another mike.

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Old November 8th, 2009, 05:31 PM   #19
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Yeah I only borrow the NTG2 from my college when I need it. Rest of the time I just use the Sony one, its one of the big advantages of the Z5 that you get such a great mic included in the package. Also its small size and short lead is so handy.
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Old November 8th, 2009, 05:33 PM   #20
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Jonathan, check the following link before purchasing the Micro if you haven't already. The Comer 900 and 1800 models (last in the video) makes the Micro look sick; the micro is weak, flimsy and ridiculously overpriced for something that looks and feels like a cheap toy.

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Yeah I would like to get the Comer except I dont know where to buy it here in the UK. The only handy thing with the Micro is that it is lighter weight. Ive used the sony LED light in the past and I find it makes the front of the camera way to front heavy for handheld.
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Old November 8th, 2009, 05:39 PM   #21
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You would not like the comer then, but the 900 will run on NPF770, which is a bit lighter than the 970.

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Old November 8th, 2009, 08:12 PM   #22
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the Lite Panel micro isa good unit. Yes it does look a little flimsy but i think it does a good job and yes is overpriced. Isnt all camera gear over priced? LOL

I mean the Z5P looks awesome and th quailty is awesome BUT it does have a plastic feel to it aswell which i dont like. Maybe tehnolody has come along way since i last made a purchase of this expense....

I tell you what though the sennheiser G3-112 is worth its weigh in gold!!! i love that thing...
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Old November 8th, 2009, 08:14 PM   #23
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Also what i might do is test the shotgun mic that comes with the sony at my next shoot in 2 weeks and see what you guys think. I will need a smaller rig for this shoot as it will be mostly on foot for some parts and Tripod work when the seminar is on!!!!

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Old November 9th, 2009, 01:46 PM   #24
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Yes the sennheiser 112 is brilliant. Costs a fair bit but I am so impressed by how much better sound I can get using it, not to mention how easy to use it is.

Shame the litepannel isnt slightly better made or slightly cheaper, it does seem abit over priced.

I would like to go with the comer Jeff, as the better build quality, brighter light and cheaper price makes it great and I could easily live with extra weight. I just cant find it here in the UK.
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Old November 9th, 2009, 03:44 PM   #25
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Jonathan, the ONLY place I have found the Comer is at the following place:

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I have searched the web and found it nowhere else.
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The Comer is an awesome light and you can put it on the back shoe of the camera
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