Hi Kim, Good! I guess I now have the information I need to make the right purchase, when the time comes - thanks again for your help! Yes, I can see how the NTG-2 has been helpful for you, and it sounds quite similar to the NTG-3. I'll probably start out with my new VideoMic Pro (and my old VideoMic) and upgrade when I need an XLR shotgun for longer cable runs or better outdoor sound. I could use the R-26 with my NT3 and NT5's for indoor recordings till then. I've watched a few videos on JuicedLink products, but it seems they're only available in the US? I suppose the JuicedLink is handy when you want to avoid dual system audio and instead feed an XLR microphone directly into the camera. I'll keep it in mind, if I should need something like that in the future. Yes, your way of combining audio from several sources sounds very nice. I've watched this interesting video comparing the sound of different lavalier microphones: However, I'll have to see where my videography takes me, before I make too many investments, as I find it so easy to be carried away with gear aquisitions My next investment will probably be a new camera. I own a standard definition tape based video camera and borrowed an HD camcorder for two small projects I made this spring, so I'm eager to upgrade on the image side as well. I wish you a happy new year Kim! Halfdan PS: I did a search and found Kcast 108, where you were interviewed about photography - interesting!