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Schoeps cmit5u In Cold Weather

Doug Osborn

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I have a brief exterior shoot scheduled this week. It's an exterior courthouse interview so I only have one chance to get it right.   My "go to" exterior mic is a Schoeps cmit5u.  Humidity for this shoot is predicted between 54% to 40% so I'm not worried about any sort of humidity issues, and the weather forecast is around 20 degrees.    I'm wondering if anybody has experienced any issues with their cmit 5u in cold temperatures.


I also have a Sennheiser MKH-50 that I normally use for run 'n gun situations or higher humidity environments. 


Which mic would you give the nod to?  


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