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Eric Toline
Re: Wired lav mic for use with 5DMKIII/Zoom/Tascam
on Jan 18, 2013 at 12:35:11 am

The Canon DSLR cameras do not provide the 1.5-3v powering you'll need for the microphone so you'll need a lav that is self powering (battery). While XLR connections are preferred and required for a balanced connection you'll do fine going into a 3.5mm mic input.

I would not recomend using a 3.5mm jack to an XLR-M to feed the DR 40. The chance of the connection becomming undone is a bit risky. You should be able to buy the mic with a 3.5mm plug on it. Search for self powered lav mics on Google. If all else fails, Radio Shack sells self powered lav mics for about $30. Keep in mind you get what you pay for.


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