Hi everyone, just a quick questions on any suggestions for a good, rugged, film shotgun mic, such as the Rode NTG-1 and alternatives costing upto around 500 dollars... Outdoor filming.
Thanks for any contributions in advance!
If it's for dialogue I'd try and buy a secondhand MKH416. If you had to buy new right away then a K6/ME66. I honestly don't think anything below these is worth owning as they all lack sensitivity and are too noisy. If this wasn't an option I'd hire instead.
I would also go for something used with that budget, like a MKH416 or possibly NTG-3.