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Rode WS7 Deluxe Windshield for the NTG3 Microphone

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  • Fits the Rode NTG3
  • Soft Wind-muff Texture
  • Excellent Wind Noise Protection

You Pay: $42.96

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The Rode WS7 Deluxe Windshield provides excellent noise protection against high wind and adverse weather conditions. The slip-on design of the WS7 features dimensions that accommodate the Rode NTG2 and NTG1 microphones; as well as any shotgun or stereo mic with a length of 7.25" (186.5mm) and diameter of 0.78" (20mm).

UPC: 698813001293
Dimensions Maximum Microphone Length: 7.25" (186.5mm)
Maximum Microphone Diameter: 0.74 to 0.78" (19 to 20mm)
Weight 53g (1.86 oz)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.8 x 5.9 x 3.2"
Rode WS7 Deluxe Windshield for the NTG3 Microphone
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    RodeWS7 Deluxe Windshield for the NTG3 Microphone
     
    4.7

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (14)
    • Easy to use (13)
    • Well built / quality (7)
    • Durable (5)
    • Improves performance (5)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Professional (5)
    • Shooting outdoors (5)
    • Professional recording (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Film professional (5), Experienced (3), Gearhead (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

    Reviewed by 19 customers

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    5.0

    WS7 Deluxe Windshield for the NTG3 Microphone by Rode

    By ML

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Aspiring Film Maker

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Interface With Camcorder
    • Improves Performance
    • Lightweight
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Shooting Outdoors

      Comments about Rode WS7 Deluxe Windshield for the NTG3 Microphone:

      Very good windshield, excellent noise protection!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      HAPPY CAMPER

      By JOE JOE

      from WEBSTER NY

      About Me Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Movies

        Comments about Rode WS7 Deluxe Windshield for the NTG3 Microphone:

        PROVIDES EXCELLENT BACKGROUND SOUND REDUCTION , HAPPY WITH THE PURCHASE

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great, but tight.

        By jaucenet

        from Southbury, CT

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

        • Tight Fit

        Best Uses

          Comments about Rode WS7 Deluxe Windshield for the NTG3 Microphone:

          Great at being a windbuff, but it fits veryyy snug on the mic, almost takes alittle more push than I felt comfortable doing. Never seen a windbuff so tight.

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          4.0

          Does its job

          By Kubrickian

          from Delray Beach, FL

          About Me Film Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Shooting Outdoors

            Comments about Rode WS7 Deluxe Windshield for the NTG3 Microphone:

            Fits around the mic well and does a great job with wind noise. It is pretty long so if you install it all the way it could interfere with the fit of the NTG3 in a shock mount.

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            • No

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            5.0

            great

            By quantumrider

            from new york, ny

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Rode WS7 Deluxe Windshield for the NTG3 Microphone:

            doesn't come off my Sennheiser ME66's keeping these on all the time

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Lightweight Wind Screen

            By TvPat

            from Washington, DC

            About Me Film Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Rode WS7 Deluxe Windshield for the NTG3 Microphone:

                It's not as effective as a full blimp, but it offers a great light weight wind protection for light breezes and mild wind. I use it with the Rode NTG-3 and it's a perfect fit.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Good quality

                By Cruel the Ash

                from Brunswick, ME

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Interface With Camcorder
                • Improves Performance
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Rode WS7 Deluxe Windshield for the NTG3 Microphone:

                    Easy to use and good quality!

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                    • No

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                    (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    What I needed

                    By Santiago

                    from Newark,NJ

                    About Me Film Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Quality Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Replacement
                      • Shooting Outdoors
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Rode WS7 Deluxe Windshield for the NTG3 Microphone:

                      Working in direct sound, the former "windbreak" was burned by mistake. Excellent product I use with NTG3. I would like a better design.

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                      • No

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Good for Rode NTG-3

                      By Ben Jobe

                      from Arcata, CA

                      About Me Film Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Lightweight
                      • Quality Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Shooting Outdoors

                        Comments about Rode WS7 Deluxe Windshield for the NTG3 Microphone:

                        I bought this for my Rode NTG-3 and it fits nicely. It's a little long so there isn't much of the mic showing out the rear end of it, which makes it hard to attach a shock mount. I use a Rycote lyre shock mount which needs about 2 inches of mic to attach to. When fully inserted the NTG-3 has only 1.5 inches sticking out the end of the windshield. I end up attaching the shock mount over the connection between the mic and the XLR cable. The XLR cable plug is approx. the same diameter as the mic so it works. The windshield performs well enough. It's not a good as full blimp, but then it's not as heavy/cumbersome as a full blimp either, and it's better than a foam windshield. It's lightweight so I use it on my DSLR rig. The fur doesn't seem fragile or easy to fall out. It covers the full length of the active end of the mic with all the slots. Overall I'm pleased with it.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great Product

                        By lobaina

                        from cape coral, FL

                        About Me Film Professional

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Improves Performance
                        • Lightweight
                        • Quality Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Movies
                          • Shooting Indoors
                          • Shooting Outdoors
                          • Travel
                          • Upgrade

                          Comments about Rode WS7 Deluxe Windshield for the NTG3 Microphone:

                          I was looking for a windshield for my Rode VideoMic and saw that someone else had used this.
                          Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great Product

                          By Black Dog Films

                          from West Hartford, CT

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Events
                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about Rode WS7 Deluxe Windshield for the NTG3 Microphone:

                            I was looking for a windshield for my Rode VideoMic and saw that someone else had used this.

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                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Can't beat this for the price

                            By Grant

                            from Washington, the state

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Professional Recording

                              Comments about Rode WS7 Deluxe Windshield for the NTG3 Microphone:

                              I have purchased a couple of these windshields to use when a full blimp isn't needed since they are much more compact and quick. These are much less expensive than going the Rycote windshield route, and while the Rycote may be better, these are much less expensive and perform pretty well.

                              Note that the WS7, when used with a NTG3, needs a pretty short shock mount. The short K-Tek KSSM is perfect.

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                              5.0

                              Works like a charm

                              By Van L.

                              from San Rafael, CA

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Sound
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Rode WS7 Deluxe Windshield for the NTG3 Microphone:

                                  I already have a Rode Blimp for my NTG3, but that's a bit bulky and overkill for mild wind, so I got this. Works well. Not as good as the Blimp, but feather light and compact.

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                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Works very well.

                                  By Action

                                  from Sydney

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Sound
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Professional Recording

                                    Comments about Rode WS7 Deluxe Windshield for the NTG3 Microphone:

                                    I saw the Rode dealer video, showing this WS-7 on an NTG-3 about 2 feet directly in front of a 12" table fan running at fast speed. The op was speaking into the mic and you couldn't hear any wind. Good enough for me, I bought one and am very happy with it.

                                    If it has been packed away flat, you should always brush the hairs out as straight as possible to let them do their job.

                                    For very high outdoor wind, a Blimp is better but it needs another operator.

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                                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    It works just like a windshield should

                                    By Nieuport Media

                                    from [@]nieuportmedia

                                    About Me Gearhead

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Great Sound Quality
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Long Lasting

                                    Cons

                                    • Hard to Clean

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Professional

                                    Comments about Rode WS7 Deluxe Windshield for the NTG3 Microphone:

                                    It works very well. Perfect for the NTG-3 and I am also using one on my Rode VideoMic. I shoot documentaries in developing countries, and the kids are always trying to pet it.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business

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                                    5.0

                                    Great, affordable run & gun windshield

                                    By Mikeeovitch

                                    from Los Angeles, CA

                                    About Me Pro Audio TV Film

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Great Sound Quality
                                    • Long Lasting

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Film Television
                                      • Professional

                                      Comments about Rode WS7 Deluxe Windshield for the NTG3 Microphone:

                                      I use this windshield for professional film, tv, and documentary shoots. Great for anything outdoors that doesn't require a blimp and run & gun outdoor to indoor shots.

                                      Very effective in mild to medium winds, fits perfect on the NTG3, rubber part feels rugged and seem like it will last a long time. $50-60 cheaper than Rycote softie.

                                      My boom op said it feels slightly heavier than the Rycote softie. The extra weight tends to make the Rycote INV-7 mount flex a bit. Would like to use the Rode SM4 shock mount but since the neck tension isn't adjustable I have to look elsewhere.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Business

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                                      4.0

                                      Works

                                      By Metis Ikon

                                      from New Canaan

                                      About Me Technically Challenged

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Simple Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Professional

                                        Comments about Rode WS7 Deluxe Windshield for the NTG3 Microphone:

                                        Wind Shield for NT2/3

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal

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                                        5.0

                                        Works as advertised

                                        By gpforet

                                        from Atlanta, GA

                                        About Me Gearhead

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Great Sound Quality
                                        • Simple Use

                                        Cons

                                        • A bit heavy

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Location Sound
                                        • Professional

                                        Comments about Rode WS7 Deluxe Windshield for the NTG3 Microphone:

                                        I use this windshield with a Sennheiser ME-80 and it's fits perfectly. I have used this on two jobs and had no problems shielding the microphone which was on the end of a boom pole from both movement wind, and environment wind of at times as high as 5-10 mph. I have noticed very little high frequency loss when using this product.
                                        The one drawback is this item has significant weight and hanging on the end of a shotgun microphone being suspended in a band type shock mount, it does weigh the end of the mic a bit.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Business

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                                        5.0

                                        just perfect

                                        By dj dobby

                                        from Mexico City

                                        About Me Gearhead, Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Great Sound Quality
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Long Lasting
                                        • Simple Use

                                        Cons

                                        • Hard to Clean

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Den
                                        • Presentations
                                        • Productivity
                                        • Professional

                                        Comments about Rode WS7 Deluxe Windshield for the NTG3 Microphone:

                                        I use this product on the field with my camera Panasonic it is a great product and very useful

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Business

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