I might have a chance to buy a used AT835b shotgun mic at roughly 120USD or so. Its just the mic and the clip, no foam windscreen or anything else. Probably a quite few years old considering that its already discontinued.
Does anyone have any experience with one? I'll be using it with my H4N. I'm looking to get a shotgun microphone for better ambience rejection and for recording some sounds that I can't put the H4N too close to. Not for heavy use at the moment, just need to have a more directional microphone as I stay in the city. Too much ambient noise when recording sounds outdoors.
I know that the NTG-2 and ME66 are the recommended mics, but this isn't something that I use everyday at the moment so I'm a little concerned about the ROI on a more expensive shotgun microphone. I forsee the cost of a zeppelin and dead cat being a fair amount of investment too.