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ShureVP83 LensHopper Shotgun Microphone
 
4.8

(based on 34 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

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    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

I would buy again

By Scott

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Shure VP83 LensHopper Shotgun Microphone:

Works great!

 
4.0

Good, solid results and compact enough for about any camera

By Diane

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Shure VP83 LensHopper Shotgun Microphone:

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.

 
5.0

Luv IT!

By Angela

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Shure VP83 LensHopper Shotgun Microphone:

I love this mic. It's lightweight, compact, and durable. Easy to use and the audio quality is amazing. The only issue I had was unloosing the shotgun mount screw. It took some effort to get it loose, but once it loosen up, it was a breeze. Love it and would recommend it

 
5.0

SHARP & CLEAR SOUND

By Kourosh

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Shure VP83 LensHopper Shotgun Microphone:

Sharp and Clear SOUND!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Decent shotgun mic

By Valen

from Pittsburgh

Verified Buyer

Comments about Shure VP83 LensHopper Shotgun Microphone:

Just used this for an engagement shot on my secondary DSLR. For one of the two clients the sound was good. Not so much for the second who was a foot or so further away done as a second shot. In studio use and sound has been very good, but not as good as using a lav mic on the client.

 
5.0

Great mic

By Matthew

from Undisclosed

Comments about Shure VP83 LensHopper Shotgun Microphone:

Used this on a 5D and a GoPro with great results. The adjustable Db is awesome.

 
5.0

Very Pleased

By Robert D

from Charlotte MC

Verified Buyer

Comments about Shure VP83 LensHopper Shotgun Microphone:

I use this on my Canon M3. Light weight, not too big, good sound quality

 
5.0

Shure Shotgun Microphone Review

By Aaron

from Illinois

Comments about Shure VP83 LensHopper Shotgun Microphone:

This microphone is unbelievable. It's very light weight but not cheap. It's very durable. I'm currently traveling around the United States with the boys of summer tour capturing moments using this microphone. I extremely recommend this microphone from simple vlogs to commercial use.

 
5.0

So Far So Good

By jazzietony

from Columbus OH

Verified Buyer

Comments about Shure VP83 LensHopper Shotgun Microphone:

It has that Shure sound quality just like the other mics they sell.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Perfect Sound - Through a Mixer

By Spud

from Walnut, Southern California

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • No Hiss
  • Records Internally

Cons

  • Sound Is Slightly Muted

Best Uses

  • Fully Adjustable
  • Live - Run And Gun
  • No Recorder Need

Comments about Shure VP83 LensHopper Shotgun Microphone:

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.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A great and simple mic

By Jeremy - Light & Memory Films

from San Diego, CA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Good sound quality
  • price
  • Small

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commercial Films
    • Dslr video
    • Wedding Films

    Comments about Shure VP83 LensHopper Shotgun Microphone:

    I have used this mic before as well as a few other types of shotgun mics for dslr's. This is comparable in quality of sound and construction to the Rode VideoMic Pro. Both are great mics and will make a huge difference in your audio capture. This one is slightly less expensive!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great In A Pinch

    By Greg the Steam guy

    from Batavia, Ohio

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Shure VP83 LensHopper Shotgun Microphone:

    This mic was purchased a few days before a trip out of town to shoot video for my business. My old mic seemed to have a problem and I could not longer consider it reliable. The folks at B&H recommended the Shure VP 83,
    and owning a VP 88 from the good-old-days of pro equipment I knew the Shure name was good. I only had a day to play with it before the trip, and quickly figured out which of the 3 settings were going to work best for me.
    The 3 settings give the user the flexibility of changing ranges, and that will b useful for me in the future, although mostly I will use the -20db setting.
    The mic also fits further forward on my camera versus the larger ones that have more length, thus it is out of my way, and more ergonomic for me.
    Seems like a great mic for a smaller camera, and the service at B&H was second to none. Thanks for the prompt help and shipment. I would have given it a 5 rating but I have only used it for 2 days in the field.
    Greg S. Professional videographer & Producer

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Microphone

    By JC

    from Atlanta

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Shure VP83 LensHopper Shotgun Microphone:

    So far the microphone works great. I purchased it for three major projects that I will need great audio. This was the mic I was told to buy .

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Products you can trust

    By LIberator

    from Elizabethtown , KY

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Shure VP83 LensHopper Shotgun Microphone:

    I have read review I found from googles etc and decide that rather go with Rode unit. I always has been using Shure products and have suggested others so why not.

    I'm very please with results. I have not yet to use outside as it has been raining every other day but I have done some in-house test with fan blowing with different setting also using Olympus SEMA-1 since I'm using VP83 with my Olympus OMD EM-5.

    Quality of the products is good and far as voice quality it also surpass to me.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sound Great - works as advertised

    By Videoman

    from Florida

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install Battery
    • Sounds Good Easy To Use
    • Very compact

    Cons

    • None yet

    Best Uses

    • Compact Video Mic
    • Dslr Shotgun
    • Xlr Adapter For Video Cam

    Comments about Shure VP83 LensHopper Shotgun Microphone:

    I have used the Rhode before - it was great as well
    Except changing the battery was a bit of a hassle for me.
    Spoke to BH sales and they recommended the Shure. Much easier to use and it also sounds great. I use it only as a scratch track on DSLR - but at close range it could be used for primary audio as a backup.

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    • No
     
    5.0

    Exactly what I needed

    By Alex

    from St. James, NY

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • good gain control
    • High quality sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dslr Audio

      Comments about Shure VP83 LensHopper Shotgun Microphone:

      I needed mics for my dslr cameras, and had previously gotten microphones at about half the price that weren't cutting it. I was getting a lot of hissing due to the weak pre-amp on those cameras and I needed something more powerful. Immediately when I got the VP83 I was shocked by the high gain and high quality. At +0 db on the microphone and with the gain on the camera as low as possible I got a good volume. Also, the quality is the best on any microphone I've ever used, including one that I got specifically for recording voice. Everything is clear and most importantly I have no hissing on my videos. Maybe a bit expensive for an amateur, but totally worth it in the end. Will be using these to film my documentary.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice little mic

      By MacSwiney

      from Mexico

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Well built

      Cons

      • small

      Best Uses

      • Interviews

      Comments about Shure VP83 LensHopper Shotgun Microphone:

      This microphone is well built and the brand is known by everybody who works with audio gear. You can think that is small but the sound is just as good as bigger Rode's. The metal construction assures a better mic life than others made of plastic.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Highly Sensitive Mic in A good way

      By MDC11

      from New York

      Comments about Shure VP83 LensHopper Shotgun Microphone:

      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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Professional Quality

      By GlorPow

      from DC

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Shure VP83 LensHopper Shotgun Microphone:

      I paired this with my Sony CX900 camcorder after it was suggested to me by a very helpful B&H associate. The sound is excellent. Love how lightweight it is and always produces great quality. Not an audio expert so I can't go into any terminology but this microphone has greatly enhanced my production quality! It also arrived promptly and well packaged. Thanks for the spot on recommendation and customer service B&H!

       
      5.0

      Awesome

      By Scott

      from Groveland, FL

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Shure VP83 LensHopper Shotgun Microphone:

      Does a great job picking up athletes during sporting events!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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