Shure VP83 LensHopper Shotgun Microphone

Shure VP83 LensHopper Shotgun Microphone

Shure VP83 LensHopper Shotgun Microphone

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Product Highlights

  • Camera-Mount Condenser Microphone
  • Integrated Rycote Lyre System
  • Three-Position Gain Adjustment
  • Switchable Low-Cut Filter
  • 130 Hours of Battery Life
  • Attached 3.5mm Audio Cable
  • Standard-Size Shoe Mount
  • Lightweight All-Metal Construction
  • Includes Foam Windscreen
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Shure VP83 LensHopper overview

  • 1Description

The VP83 LensHopper Shotgun Microphone from Shure is a compact camera-mount condenser that provides detailed, high-definition audio with DSLR cameras and camcorders. An integrated Rycote Lyre shock mounting system provides isolation from vibration and mechanical noise.

The VP83 LensHopper features an easily accessible three-position gain adjustment and low-cut filter, allowing it to adapt for different recording environments. Its lightweight, yet durable, metal construction provides dependability and long-life. The VP83 easily mounts to a standard-size camera shoe or a 1/4" threaded stand. The convenient, attached 3.5mm cable connects to your camera's audio input. Its efficient operation boasts 130 hours of battery life on just one AA alkaline battery. A foam windscreen is included to guard against wind and environmental noise.

Capture Detailed, Accurate Audio
  • Full low-end response
  • High sensitivity
  • Low self-noise
  • Wide frequency range
  • Highly directional polar pattern
  • Effective RF immunity
UPC: 042406276993
In the Box
Shure VP83 LensHopper Shotgun Microphone
  • Foam Windscreen
  • Alkaline AA Battery
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Shure VP83 LensHopper specs

    Cartridge Type Mono Electret condenser
    Frequency Response 50 Hz to 20 kHz
    Polar Pattern Supercardioid / lobar
    Output Impedance 171 Ω
    Sensitivity Open circuit voltage, @ 1 kHz, typical:
    -36.5 dBV/Pa (14.9 mV)
    Maximum SPL 1000 Ω Load: 129 dB SPL, 1 kHz @ 1% THD
    Signal to Noise Ratio 76.6 dB
    Dynamic Range 1000 Ω load: 111.6 dB @ 1 kHZ
    Clipping Level 1000 Ω load: -2.7 dBV @ 1 kHz, 1% THD
    Self Noise 17.4 dB SPL-A, equivalent SPL, A-weighted, typical
    Operating Temperature Range 0 to 135°F (-18 to 57°C)
    Storage Temperature Range -20 to 165°F (-29 to 75°C)
    Relative Humidity 0 to 95%
    Polarity Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on the tip and ring relative the sleeve
    Audio Connector Integrated cable with 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRS connector
    Construction Aluminum Alloy
    Shock Protection Integrated Rycote Lyre
    Mounting Compatibility Standard camera shoe mount
    1/4" threaded base
    Battery Requirements 1 x AA battery
    Battery Life 130 hours
    Weight 4.7 oz (133 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.1 x 5.3 x 4.3"

    Shure VP83 LensHopper reviews

    VP83 LensHopper Shotgun Microphone is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 41.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Practically Silent I have used this microphone only a few times since I was given it as a gift (but I did ask for it specifically). I have used it on my Pentax DSLR and there's a little static when there's silence, but when recording on the computer there is practically silence when there is no sound. This means that the microphone has almost no static itself. I think the only thing I don't like about this microphone is that the switch goes right up to On instead of the low pass filter (the little line between) but other than that it works very well. I like the tripod screw on the bottom, the aluminum body, the single AA battery use, and the plastic holder.
    Date published: 2013-09-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Microphone!!! This is an amazing mic for the cost. What attracted me to this more than the Rode VMP is the sturdy rycote suspensions instead of the rubber bands used by Rode. In terms of audio quality it's a great step up from the internal mic on my t3i. People recommend to lower the input gain on the internal mic to one notch above 0 and enable the +20db gain on the mic itself to reduce the hiss on the internal preamps of the cameras. It does work but I would even recommend just leaving it at 0db because +20db will tend to make your audio over modulated and become distorted especially if the subject talking is extremely close. In all, this was a great purchase and highly recommend it.
    Date published: 2013-11-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect Sound - Through a Mixer Use this for my live Man-On-The-Street type of Video Gigs. The sound is strong. When used by itself it can be slightly Boomy unless you set the Gain as needed. I do no Post because I feed my Mics - Shure / AKG / Azden - into a Behringer 1002B Mixer. This Mic is very good and very smooth. Best of all - NO HISS! Really and truly. If you offload the 24bit/96k WAV you get a pure sound. This mic allows me to set the SL1 / 5D / 6D / RF400 to very low levels. About a setting of (8). This means no cheap pre-amp hissy sounds.
    Date published: 2016-02-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, solid results and compact enough for about any camera We do a lot of run and gun stuff and this mic works very well for that. We drop it on top of our 4/3 or video camera and go. It picks up a bit more background noise than our Rode videopro but it hones in nicely on the voice. It is a bit tinny compared to the Rode, also, and for that reason I'd give it 3.5 vs. 4 if I could. But I do like how much more accessible everything on the camera is using this mic so I'll probably shoot with it more than anything else. I'd buy it again. Not sure yet but if it has the legendary Shure quality and durability, it'll be a mic we can rely on for year.
    Date published: 2017-03-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly Sensitive Mic in A good way I recently lost my previous microphone a Rode VideoMic, I had had it for 4 years and it had great sound pickup. The only downside was that the rubber bands that the first model came with would eventually have to be be replaced and the suspension system wasn't good at all, and it was also extremely long. This Shure VP83 fixes all these issues I'd been having with my previous microphone, it's shorter, more compact, and has a much better lyre system. Plus the sound is still fantastic although it has slightly less substance than my old Rode VideoMic, but picks up very minute details. I find this to be a very very good microphone and even better it was on sale too. I've only used this about 5-6 times but for what I need, and can't wait to use it more
    Date published: 2015-01-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from great microphone I was between the Rode video mic pro and the Sennh MKE400, I tested both and then I saw this Shure and gave it a try. It has a much better build quality than the others, a great rycote shock mount and is very very sensitive. The levels on my GH3 are always at 1 with it. It also has a LED to warn you about battery life and an extra +20db setting. Great microphone for the price. delivering great audio.
    Date published: 2014-05-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shure is good! I'm using the VP83 on a Panasonic GH3 and it's a big improvement over the built-in mic as expected. The Shure brand goes way back. They know what they're doing and this little shotgun mic has not disappointed me. Now it isn't quite as good as a full size shotgun mic but it does a really nice job for its compact size. Only caveat is remember to switch it on before starting to film since it isn't phantom powered.
    Date published: 2014-01-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This > RodeVideoMic Pro The build quality is great, it feels so solid compared to the plastic of the Rode. The sound quality is also up to par! With the proper audio levels on your camera, there?s little static, and with an audio recorder, it?s even better! Highly recommend this as a first microphone before stepping up to XLR
    Date published: 2017-09-26
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