I am looking into getting either the Sennheiser MKH70 or the Sennheiser 8070 Long Shotgun for Airshow interviews.
I usually use my Sanken CS-3e for this situation, but last year, I decided to test out the Schoeps Cmit5u (performed much better than I anticipated).
Both the Sanken and Schoeps do a wonderful job, but I feel something with a longer "reach" would be better suited for this task.
The boom pole I am using is a K-Tek K-87CCR. Lavalier mics are not being considered at this time.
Most of the shots showcase the featured aircraft behind the interviewee, thus being wider, requiring a longer "reach."
Additionally, the surrounding environment is very noisy (groups of people, aircraft, vehicles, announcements, wind, etc...)
The Blue Angels/C-17 interview (2nd video featured below) was a particular challenge and is an example of what I am hoping to improve.
The blue angels interview was probably about 8' away and the C-17 was about 10' away.
Most of the other interviews (featured in the 1st video) were an average of 3-5' from the talent.
Thoughts on which microphone (MKH70 vs. 8070, or another long shotgun) is the better choice for this type of coverage?
Last year's video: