H! As users of field recording equipment will know, the outdoor recording you’re making is gravely enhanced by the use of a windscreen. I’ve found a range of windscreens that actually work incredibly well and they won’t cost you an arm and a leg to purchase. I’ve bought a couple of Gutman windscreens, one for the Sony PCM-d50 and another for the Olympus DM4. The Gutman windscreens are absolutely wind proof. My Sony PCM-D50 recorder came with the standard Sony Windscreen option but - whilst the Sony looks similar to the Gutman - in that it too feels like a soft toy - that’s where any common ground ends, the Sony allows wind through to the microphones. I found my Gutman Windscreens on eBay and each was around $30 Australian with postage included.
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