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Old 24th October 2019
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new Rode RF shotgun mic

Rode seem to be making a bid for the Sennheiser RF mic location-shotgun market, by promoting the all-conditions ruggedness of their new NTG-5 mic:

Rode claims that "Sound quality wise it is on par with the NTG-3, however the lighter build and internal design make it more desirable for location based shooting. The main differences come from the weight (76 grams for the NTG5!) and the internal components of the NTG5 being extremely weather resistant. Both of these features make the NTG5 perfect for location shooting"

The low self-noise is probably not such an impressive claim, given the noise floor of typical locations where it might be used would outweigh mic self noise ? $499 USD