For shooting landscapes, I thought it would be nice to have a parabolic microphone to to pick up distant bird calls and waterfalls. I'm hoping it might also reduce audio from people and cars behind me.
The commercial ones run from $1,000 all the way up to $4000.
Seems too costly for something so simple.
So I found a 24" parabolic reflector at Edmund Scientific for $80 and thought I would build my own, since I have lots of mics.
Has anyone done this before? I found some DIY projects on line, but they all have the mic pointed away from the dish and it seems to be it would operate better if the mic was facing the dish.
If someone has done this, would appreciate some tips and directions.