DSLR Shotgun Microphone

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    • #53416
      Avatargummybear142
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      Hey all-

      Thinking about purchasing a cheap shotgun mic for my Canon T2i.  Wondering if you guys had any reccomendations for some under $100.  Preferably one that mounts on the camera's hot shoe.  Thanks!

    • #205616
      AvatarCartouche
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      Check out this Azden review from Videomaker.  Anyone used it?  http://www.videomaker.com/article/13678

    • #205617
      Avatarbrunerww
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      Hi Cartouche, I have the SMX-10 (pictured on my T2i below).  It's a good looking little mic, but I wouldn't buy it again. It generates a liot of hiss and handling noise. If you can stretch your budget by $15, you can get a used Rode VideMic from Amazon Warehouse Deals for $115.

       

      This is a much better mic, with more "presence" and less hiss.  Here is a side-by-side test of the two microphones (I didn't shoot this, so please post any comments on lighting and composition on rawtashk's YouTube page :)):

       

       

      Hope this is helpful,

       

      Bill

      Hybrid Camera Revolution

       

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      AvatarChannel1Images
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      [quote=gummybear142]

      Hey all-

      Thinking about purchasing a cheap shotgun mic for my Canon T2i.  Wondering if you guys had any reccomendations for some under $100. [/quote]

       

      Yes save your money until you have around three times as much, cheap and shotgun microphones are like unicorns a myth so to speak.

       

      Wayne 

    • #207474

      NO shotgun under $100 will be worth the money spent, for most things the cheappst mic I'd recomend is somthing like a WIRED Audio-Technica ATR-3350 Lavalier Condenser $25-35 or save up for a Rode VideoMic $200+

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