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Canon XF705, XF405, XF305, XF205 and XF105 (with SDI), Canon XF400, XF300, XF200 and XF100 (without SDI).

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Old May 17th, 2011, 10:33 PM   #16
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Re: Rode NTG-2

Originally Posted by Mark Kappes View Post
Some slight variation on the question. I have an NTG-1 mic on an XF100. If the mic were mounted in the provided bracket, the fur of the dead cat just barely enters the frame in the upper right. But since the bracket is for 25mm mics and the Rode is 22mm, it doesn't really fit. Rode makes a mount, Rode SM5 ($50USD at B&H) that is a shock mount and has a pole that fits into the Canon mounting bracket. This has the effect of raising the mic just enough that it doesn't enter the frame.

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Rode SM5 - Shotgun Microphone Suspension SM5 B&H Photo Video

Thanks for the link - Just got my XF300 yesterday and, the way things are going, wasn't really surprised that I would have an issue with the NTG-2 I already have. It's too thin to fit in the bracket, and rides too far toward the front of the camera, so this is a good idea I guess.

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