Sennheiser MKH416 Shotgun Microphone


A standard in the industry, this hypercardioid/lobar mic is highly directional. Perfect for outdoor shooting in addition to areas where crowd noise may be an issue.

Owner's Notes

Designed for recording audio in film, radio, and television the MKH 416 from Sennheiser is a short shotgun interference microphone optimized for outdoor applications. It offers excellent directional co

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Includes (2)

  • Rycote Softie
  • XLR cable

MKH 416

Reviews (74)

Average 4.9 Stars

Everything went smoothly-- would definitely rent again! The C100 kit is a great deal and everything was in excellent condition.

September 2015

Quick and easy to correspond for logistics. I would definitely rent from Joseph again.

February 2016

Gear was in great condition, Joseph was helpful at pick-up and flexible with times.

April 2016

The lens was retuned with a scuff on and one missing part :(

Pleasure to work with! Flexible with time for pick-up and drop-off. Equipment in good condition!

I would rent again from @joebender in a heartbeat . The process was painless and Joe and his business partner, Max, are very professional and nice. I highly recommend them.

Had an excellent experience renting and using this camera and i will definitely rent from joe again in the future. Very nice person and everything went smooth, Thank you!

Joe was a pleasure to work with and a good communicator. Would be happy to rent from him again!

March 2017

Great renter--on time, flexible, and knowledgable about the gear--hope to work with you again!

Wonderful rental. The kit is in tip top condition and Joe was extremely helpful. A great rental experience.

Great renter! easy to work with.

Renting from Joe / Third Party Films was a pleasure. Very accommodating and convienent. They also have a great selection of other gear. Would for sure rent from Joe again!

Thank you!

Joe was very accommodating for my pickup and drop off. Equipment was in great shape and worked well. I only wish I had been told that the fan needed to be turned on to take the light to full output.

Very down to earth and knowledgeable in his craft. A great person to work with and look forward to in the future.

Joe was very helpful and communicative. The shoulder mount kit was exactly as described and he even included a bag for me. Thanks!

Joe is a terrific person to rent from and went out of his way to help within tight deadlines. Couldn't ask for better help.

Great rental! Good kit.
Very responsive and easy pick up/ drop off.

prompt response, clear communication and well kept equipment. Thanks Joe!

great renter!

October 2017

Easy pickup and drop off. Great!

Incredibly helpful and patient as I pieced together the perfect kit.
Very responsive and seamless communication.
I look forward to working with them again in the future!

Great rental, tripod was nice quality and good condition, picking it up was smooth and easy.

Smooth renting experience, with gear as described and in good condition. Thank you!

Perfect rental. Great communication. Gear in great shape. Thank you!

Good renter..

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August 2018

Really friendly, adapter in great nick, lent it out to me and crazy-short notice. Thank you!

Renting from Third Party was super easy, convenient, and will definitely do so again. Highly recommended!

Everything went perfect.

Very easy pickup and drop off, he worked with my timing and even let me post up to dump footage at his place.

Great communication! Would definitely rent from them again!

Great communication

Always great!

Great renting from here. Super professional and helpful.

Another great rental. The guys at Third Party Films are very reliable.

Exceptional! Joe is great, will rent from him again if I need.

great gear, professional all around

Good communication, gear was in good shape and well organized

Great vendor! Good communication, fair price on the gear, flexibility with pickup times. Will definitely be back!

Renting from Joe was a pleasant and easy experience, and the equipment is great. Highly recommended!

Joe was easy to deal with - responded promptly to messages and was flexible with pickup/dropoff. I definitely would rent from again.

Great rental. Great service. Would definitely reccomend Third Party Films rentals

Excellent service. No complaints.

Great renter, flexible, came through when something else didn't work out at the last minute, great communication. Recommend.

Third Party was terrific to work with. Responsive, flexible and utterly professional. An ideal rental experience.

Always good quality gear and most importantly great contact organizing pickup/drop off from Joe and his crew.

Always good quality gear and most importantly great contact organizing pickup/drop off from Joe and his crew.

great kit, would rent again!thank you!

FANTASTIC key light [1.6K Light Cannon (with included octobank softbox using two step diffusion)] good 2nd and 3rd smaller lights... You can use the key/cannon light by itself = for an interview against a seamless backdrop because it's so powerful/soft that there are barely any shadows on the background.

Really knows how to make documentaries look great. Very good about showing what his gear is best for.

Exactly what we needed. Thank you!

Joe made renting a breeze, his gear is top notch, his customer service is great, informative and fast. Highly recommended!

Highly recommended! Gear and service top notch.

Highly recommended! Gear and service top notch.

This was such a great rental experience. Appreciated the help with trouble shooting a few tech questions prior to the rental. Would definitely rent from them again.

Everything went very well and Third Party was very accommodating with pick-up and drop-off.

Joe has great equipment and is super easy to communicate with. Will definitely rent again!

Great rental. Thank you!

Helped me in a major time crunch! The rental was perfect, equipment in great shape, great communication, and easy pick up and drop off. Would 100% rent again.

Great equipment and communication. Would love to rent again from Third Party Films.

Easy to pick and drop off. Great equipment. Thank you!

Joe was great.
thnxx for the rental

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February 2022

Great experience. Responsive.....All gear returned on time and in good condition.

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May 2022

Joe was super available and easy to coordinate with. Definitely would rent again in the future.

Great mics, smooth pick up and return as always.

Super easy and great communication. Will definitely be renting from Third Party again!

Great renter! Took care of the gear and had great communication.

Helped me out when I was in a pinch with some last-minute production needs. Great experience overall from pickup to drop off! Thanks again!


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Equipment Replacement Value: $1,000

Designed for recording audio in film, radio, and television the MKH 416 from Sennheiser is a short shotgun interference microphone optimized for outdoor applications. It offers excellent directional control in a compact design with high consonant articulation and rejection of feedback. The unit is highly immune to humidity because of its RF condenser design. It operates as a hypercardioid at low and medium frequencies with a lobar pattern above 2 kHz.
Pressure gradient receiver with short interference tube
Employs RF-technology to control residual microphone noise. Optimizing the transducer's acoustic impedance results in a further improvement in low noise performance
The RF-design yields low noise levels and high immunity to humidity and moisture
The comparatively low RF-voltage across the elements of the transducer also eliminates arcing and DC-bias creeping currents
Hypercardioid at low and medium frequency, above 2 kHz approaches lobar pattern
Very low inherent self-noise
High sensitivity
Transformerless and fully floating balanced output
Rugged, suitable for adverse climatic conditions
Matt black all-metal body
Increased directivity

Includes (2)

  • Rycote Softie
  • XLR cable

MKH 416