Audio problem with shotgun mic and Panasonic 12-35

Discussion in 'Filmmaking' started by bbien, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. bbien

    bbien New to Mu-43

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    Apr 24, 2013
    Hey all,
    I recently purchased the panasonic g7 kit from Adorama which had a "free" Audio-Technica AT8024 microphone. It all works well with the kit equipment but when I attach my panasonic 12-35 2.8, I pick up the autofocus noise on the shotgun mic. I found it strange because the 12-35 was noticeably quieter than the kit lens and had concluded that it might be because the physical size of the 12-35 extends closer towards the end of the microphone. Moving the mic a few inches away seems to resolve the issue somewhat so I figured I would pick up something like this:
    Vello Multi-Function Ball Head with Removable Top & CS-BH1

    However, before I do, I had two questions:
    1.)Is this behavior normal, because I can still return the mic if not.
    2.)If it is normal, do I have the right solution?
     
  2. bbien

    bbien New to Mu-43

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    Apr 24, 2013
    And. . . I figured this out by myself with a bit more testing, it's not the noise from the af motor, it's the vibrations. So a warning to anyone who wants to purchase that combo and mount the 12-35, to a g7, the vibration noise will get picked up in the recording. I'm assuming the lightweight plasticky body with the heavy lens produces this, and the at8024 is too stiff to absorb it.
     
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  3. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Does anyone make a hotshoe damper?