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Sennheiser MKE 400
Joel Kowsky, Student/Intern, Photographer
Columbia/Morris | MO/IL | United States | Posted: 12:59 PM on 06.07.10
->> I'm looking at getting an external microphone for my 7D. I've been looking at the Sennheiser MKE 400 for some time now.

I'm looking for some feedback from anyone who has used this microphone. Let me know what you like about it or if you downright hate it.
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David Ryder, Photographer, Student/Intern
Seattle | WA | USA | Posted: 1:39 PM on 06.07.10
->> It's decent. It's size is perfect, since it's so small, and I travel a lot. It also works well when I plug it into my Zoom H2 and just record audio. It's just as good as the comparable Rode mic, which is way bigger but slightly cheaper.
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Daryl Sullivan, Photo Editor, Photographer
Maryville | TN | USA | Posted: 3:23 AM on 06.08.10
->> We have one of those at the paper, we got one for our Canon hg-10 camcorders when we started doing video a couple of years ago. Recently we picked up an Azden ECZ-990, $55 at B&H. As far as I can tell, the Azden works just as well if not better than the Sennheiser. The Azden is a bit larger, but in my opinion is a lot more bang for the buck. I just recently bought a 7D, and as I work on my upgrades to fill out a kit for video, this will be the shotgun I will get.
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Corey Perrine, Photographer
Augusta | GA | USA | Posted: 6:07 AM on 06.08.10
->> Get it. I have one. It works very well and is stealthy.
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Robert Caplin, Photographer
New York | NY | USA | Posted: 8:32 AM on 06.08.10
->> It's a nice mic and works well, I've owned two (because I lost one).

There IS a difference between the MKE400 and the Rode, though. The Rode mic, though bigger is more shotgun directional then the Sennheiser which is a bit more omnidirectional.
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Andrew Nelles, Photographer
Chicago | IL | usa | Posted: 9:12 AM on 06.08.10
->> I went with the Rode video mic for my 1D4 and have been very happy. Would highly recommend that one.
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