Rode NTG-8 Condenser Shotgun Microphone at a Glance:Using a technology known as RF-bias the Rode NTG-8 is almost completely resistant to moisture, making it ideal for recording in any demanding environments where condensation is an issue. Be it in a tropical rainforest, arid desert or sub-zero snowstorm, the NTG-8 can be relied on to faithfully record audio where traditional condenser microphones would fail. Light weight, low-noiseIn addition to its robust properties the NTG-8 combines very low weight (less than 1 lbs.), a durable anti-glare finish and incredibly low handling and self-noise (13dBA) to become RODE's premier A/V microphone. Excellent directionality, even at low frequenciesUnintended off-axis sounds can ruin an otherwise great recording, and low frequencies are the most likely to intrude (because they travel farther than high frequencies with the same energy). The Rode NTG-8 shotgun mic is exceptionally directional, even at low frequencies. That means when you're focusing on a sound source, you're less likely to pick up rumble from the highway, wind, ocean, or whatever.
Designed to withstand adverse environmental conditions