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Has anyone used a microphone wind muff on their camera?

I mean specifically one that attaches to the camera to protect the built-in microphone from wind noise - like a Micromuff (see: http://micromuff.com/).

Does anyone have any recommendations (OMD-E-M1 II) or has anyone done a diy solution?

The problem I see is that the microphones are very close to top-plate controls.

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Re: Has anyone used a microphone wind muff on their camera?

Hi Ian,

I've used the MicroMuffs and they are fantastic at cutting down the wind noise on other cameras however on my EM1ii they just can't fit on very well due to the placement that you noted.

Unfortunately what I have found is that the only way to get really good, crisp sound is with an external microphone. I like to use an external recorder (a Tascam DR-07) however these can get expensive quickly.

For a cheaper option, look into the TAKSTAR SGC-598 (approx 20) or Rode VideoMic (50)
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Re: Has anyone used a microphone wind muff on their camera?

I'm guessing to use an external mic with an E-M5 (for example) you need the rather expensive Olympus SEMA-1 external microphone adaptor? A stand-alone audio recorder like a Zoom or TASCAM is scarcely more expensive!
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Re: Has anyone used a microphone wind muff on their camera?

Thanks Bailey,

I have external mics with their own wind muffs, but am keen to avoid having to bring them with me all the time

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Re: Has anyone used a microphone wind muff on their camera?

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I'm guessing to use an external mic with an E-M5 (for example) you need the rather expensive Olympus SEMA-1 external microphone adaptor? A stand-alone audio recorder like a Zoom or TASCAM is scarcely more expensive!
Yes - there is a convenience factor

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Re: Has anyone used a microphone wind muff on their camera?

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Yes - there is a convenience factor

An RRP of 99.99 is a rather high price to pay for it though! You don't appear to be able to buy the adaptor without the accessory mic which seems to get poor reviews. What's happened to the EMA-1?
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Re: Has anyone used a microphone wind muff on their camera?

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I'm guessing to use an external mic with an E-M5 (for example) you need the rather expensive Olympus SEMA-1 external microphone adaptor?
I'm not sure about any of the other OM-D cameras but the EM1 Mark 2 has a microphone port already and doesn't need the adaptor - I hadn't realised that they even produced an adaptor to allow the accessory port to accept audio!

Ian, perhaps there would be a heath robinson way to rig up a smartphone microphone into the audio port to keep it away from your hands whilst also staying as small as possible? I'm thinking of something smaller than the little flash that came with the camera....perhaps a small mic, a hotshoe to stick it to and a short extension cable?
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Re: Has anyone used a microphone wind muff on their camera?

If it is any good Park Cameras list the SEMA-1 + microphone at 62 on their website.


No idea of stock though.


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Re: Has anyone used a microphone wind muff on their camera?

Well, the solution has been very interesting. I need to do recording for my coverage of the forthcoming Photokina photo trade show in Cologne (less than two weeks!) and I have been having problems with an elderly Olympus voice recorded I use and it's not really suitable for video sound track recording. I have always lusted after one of the Olympus professional recorders with the 'bunny ear' mics, but I have never been able to justify the cost. But as luck would have it, I found a second hand as-new one (LS-P2) for an excellent price and it arrives tomorrow. The seller is including a wind muff It is small enough to be mounted on the camera hot-shoe and plugged into the external mic socket. Indeed, the current P4 model, which is very similar, is being marketed as an OM-D video accessory. So it will replace my voice recorder for interviews and double as an enhanced camera mic and it should also be suitable for my plan to record some podcasts..

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