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Antony Quintin April 27th, 2006 07:41 AM

A decent Mic for the Z1
 
Can anyone help me with choosing a DECENT professional microphone to go onto my Z1?

I understand I may have to buy the bracket to be able to have a shot gun mic, but that is ok.

If anyone has a micrphone that they have used, feedback with pros and cons would be very useful in helping me decide....

Jack D. Hubbard April 27th, 2006 11:01 PM

Lots of choices
 
Antony,
I use a Sennheiser MK66. It works very well on the Z1, but I have learned to use the mic trim in the menu, which helps a great deal. This mic has very good pickup, and it does cut side noise. You will probably get a lot of good answers on this one. How do you pla to use the camera and mic?

Jack D. Hubbard April 27th, 2006 11:03 PM

Lots of choices
 
Antony,
I use a Sennheiser MK66 shotgun. It works very well on the Z1, but I have learned to use the mic trim in the menu, which helps a great deal. This mic has very good pickup, and it does cut side noise. You will probably get a lot of good answers on this one. How do you plan to use the camera and mic?

Dennis King April 28th, 2006 08:23 AM

Lots of Choices
 
Antony,

I shoot with the Z1 and I've been considering a Rode shotgun NTG-1 (and another model the NTG2 I think). the Z1 can supply phantom power for the NTG1 and I think there's a model with a battery option also.

I think this mic is shorter and lighter than the 66 (also a very nice mic) and the Rode mic is a little less expensive. A couple months back I read some good things about these mics, so they might be an option for you also.

-Dennis


(I've spent lots of 'selfish' time reading these forums, so I thought better start posting more often!)

John Rofrano April 28th, 2006 09:58 AM

I use an AT897 for outdoor use or an AT4053a for indoor use with my Z1 and Iím very happy with them. If you could only afford one, Iíd get the AT897 because itís a short shotgun and can be used for indoors as well as outdoors.

~jr

Jerry Waters May 3rd, 2006 07:59 AM

Another vote for the AT897. I'm very pleased with it. My next purchase will be an AT4073. I just got back from NAB and saw it demonstrated there.

Mike Toledano May 3rd, 2006 01:09 PM

I have been using the Azden SGM-2X.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ughType=search

I bought it because I wasn't sure what I needed in a microphone, and this mic is extremely versatile. It can be used with a boom, on camera, by hand and as a shotgun or an all direction pick up mic. I've had no problems, and the sound quality has always been pleasing.

Joe Lumbroso May 3rd, 2006 02:30 PM

I use a AT4073A and love it.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...u=68317&is=REG

Antony Quintin May 3rd, 2006 02:46 PM

hey
 
Thank you ppl for your comments.

Looking at my budget and other issues...I think I am going to get the Rode shotgun NTG-2.

:)

Dean Sensui May 3rd, 2006 03:12 PM

I'm using an AT4051a on my camera as I need a slightly wider pickup pattern for the type of shooting I do.

Very good sensitivity and tone.


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