I am in need of a microphone for some filming next month on a steam loco footplate. I have tried filming on the footplate before with my canon hf20's inbuilt mike - it's not too bad providing I do not lean out of the cab window and get wind noise. I need something easily portable so the mike can be inside the cab and I can lean out holding on with one hand. Hopefully one mike can cover all shots, lineside run past, cab rides etc etc.
I have read about no such thing as a cheap mike but cannot really stretch to £500 although it should be better quality than the inbuilt mike.
PS Otherwise should I be looking at either of these
Sennheiser K6 Powering Module with ME66 short gun £385
AKG Blue Line Microphone Combination, C 391 B ----- big price differences £232 - £332