I'm looking to buy a portable recorder and shotgun microphone.
I want the recorder to have decent internal mic's, to get some nice ambience recordings, but, as I can't really afford an extra pre-amp, I also need xlr input and phantom power.
I think i've narrowed it down to these: -Marantz PMD661 -Roland R-26 -Tascam DR-100 Mk2
And as for a microphone I am looking to get a Rode NTG-2.
If you have any experience with any of these, or any advice, I would hugely appreciate it, I find it so hard to pick between them.