Make sure you are careful,

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Make sure you are careful, even with a really nice, expensive mic to watch out for mechanical hum vibrating through the mic base.

I have a couple $300 AZDEN boom mics. I had to learn the hard way about the hum. During a wedding, wehn i got done, the sound was recorded with a LOUD hum. I later found out that it was from the mechanical sound of the camera while it was turned on.

I have the mic attached to the accessory shoe and connected through the 1/8″ connection.

After some tests, I found that the only was to completely eliminate the hum was to un-mount the mic and either hold it…

or

I ended up riging a contraption for $5.00, like the AZDEN one in the link (@ $40.00) with rubber bands.
That dampens the sound perfectly. Or you can buy one of those harnesses that jet the mic off to the side. I’m not sure what they’re called.

http://www.azdencorp.com/shop/customer/product.php?productid=93275&cat=1&page=2

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