I am a professional photographer adding DSLR video capture to my productions. Moving into this transition, I almost made the mistake of buying too low of quality in both a mobile recorder and microphones but luckily, I found this site and got plugged into a much better source of information.
I have decided on the Tascam DR-680 for my recorder as it seems like the best value for my money at this time. (My funds are a little tight at this time.)
For microphones, it seems like a good way to go would be to purchase a good quality modular line, as it would help keep the costs down. I was considering the Audio-technica AT4900b-48 and the AKG Blue Line (SE-300B Power Supply) series, but the AT line only has 3 capsules and I haven't heard enough of the AKG series to be won over yet.
I am now looking at the Neumann KM modular line. Neumann seems to be a line a lot of people are passionate about, the mics I've heard have been very impressive, and it has the most options for capsules. The down side is, it is a more costly line and there isn't a shotgun available in the KM series.
My questions are: What are your opinions regarding the Neumann KM line in regards to sound quality and durability? And secondly, what are your opinions on investing in modular lines in general?