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Old 12-22-2010, 12:28 AM
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Shotgun Microphone

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Ordered this little fellow through eBay and got it yesterday after about 3 weeks (which is just too long for something coming from Hong Kong). The item cost me RM150 (inclusive of shipping) and it's blister pack came in a bubble wrapped envelope.

Items included were the mic, a CR2 battery, a pouch to store the mic and an additional adapter for the audio jack. Built quality wise...hmmm...just like any other Made in China products....flimsy. I'll be surprise if it can last me 6 months.

Anyway I tested it last night on my 7D and it worked pretty well (then again I don't have a Rode to compare against). There are 2 settings 90 and 120 degrees on the mic for you to select. The mic has a hot shoe mount adapter with a screw hole at the bottom in case you want to fix it elsewhere (eg a boom). The only weird thing about it is the LED light which will only light up when the battery is weak (kind of a reverse psychology thingy going on here).

Will have to field run this baby more before I can give further comments on its performance in an actual shoot.
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:48 AM
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7D auto gain problem.

Another hurddle you will have with 7D is its auto gain control which rams up the gain factor in relatively quite environments. So you got to test it in less quiet environment.
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I have a budget mike for my 5D II, the Azden SMX-10. Bought from B&H USA for about 70USD and had my friend who was coming back to bring it back for me

I just wanted a better mic because I couldn't stand the built in mic. Works well so far for home movies and such, but of course if you want to do any pro stuff the SMX-10 is not the best choice. But for the price I paid, I'm happy





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Hi nivek, care to share the link to this ebay site, i'm interested on this. Thanks bro.
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Old 12-28-2010, 12:13 AM
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Hi nivek, care to share the link to this ebay site, i'm interested on this. Thanks bro.
Just go to ebay and search "microphone 7D", you'll see lots of suppliers for the same thing ranging from USD38+ to USD45
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Thanks man.

how's your review coming along for this?

Cheers.
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Just go to ebay and search "microphone 7D", you'll see lots of suppliers for the same thing ranging from USD38+ to USD45
I got mine, a similar type, from Butterworth
for about M$150, last me for years.
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:31 PM
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Thanks man.

how's your review coming along for this?

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oh its good~! go get it
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Chief you have sample or review to it?

Cheers.
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Wear your headphones when you're listening to this then you'll hear the huge difference.

http://www.facebook.com/#!/video/vid...50117637046532
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