Yesterday, I went with Caj and Katja to Härmälän Rotko which is located about 20 km North-West of Turku to test my Sennheiser MKE 600 on my Sony A7.

The Sennheiser KA 600 connected the microphone with the camera. I also had a Rycote Super Softie as a windjammer on my microphone. Between the microphone and the camera I had a Rycote Hot Shoe Extension and a Rycote InVision Video Mic shock mount suspension installed. The low-pass filter on the Sennheiser MKE 600 microphone was switched off. The lens on my camera was a Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2. Here you can find another example with my Sound Devices MixPre-3.

Sennheiser MKE 600

The Sennheiser MKE 600 is a shotgun microphone, which means that it can catch sound from a specific direction while lowering noise coming from the side. It can be operated by Phantom power from your camera or with a AA battery.

Rycote Super Softie 15cm

The Rycote Super Softie 15cm shields even better against wind than the fury windjammers while providing a better audio quality.

Sennheiser KA 600

The Sennheiser connects the camera with the microphone. It has a xlr and a 3.5 mm jack.

Rycote Hot Shoe Extension 20 cm

Rycote InVision Video Mic Lyre Shockmount Suspension

The Rycote InVision Video Mic Lyre Shockmount Suspension reduces noise when operating or moving with the camera. It’s a bit expensive but worth to considering if you do a lot of videos.

Zeiss Batis 25mm

The Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 was mounted on my Sony A7. The Zeiss Batis 25mm is my favorite lens as it is quite versatile as a wide angle lens. It’s always on my camera. It’s also a bit expensive but I really like the results which I get with this lens. It’s also great for astrophotography since it shows you the focal distance in an OLED screen.

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