Without great sound, it’s only half the story.


LensHopper™ Camera-Mount Condenser Microphone with Integrated Flash Recording

Unless you’re into second-rate sound, it’s likely that your DSLR or HD camera isn’t cutting it. It’s also the reason for the LensHopper™ VP83F. Get ultra-clean, accurate audio steeped in almost a century of excellence. Add integrated micro-SD card recording, and up to 10 hours of capture time for your perfect partner device. Packaged into lightweight shotgun design with all-metal construction, you’re sure to appreciate our legendary durability standards. Go-anywhere audio never sounded so good.


How It Works

A mic that sounds so accurate and travels so well can only come from audio pros with major touring experience. This compact barrel mic has a supercardioid/lobal polar pattern for capturing only your intended sound source, with a wide frequency range for natural audio reproduction. Advanced user controls for headphone monitoring, low-cut filter, mic gain adjustments, track management and playback support are all intuitively accessed for uninterrupted control. As for quiet? We’re less ‘boomy’ than you’d ever believe. Hear for yourself. 

Why It's Better

Sound pro perfection.

Our audio pedigree has been thoroughly sound checked by legends. With the YouTubers catching on, it’s time to up your audio game.

SD card’s a charm.

You’ll still record directly to your camera, but with an ace in the hole: micro SD card backup that never passes through the pre-amps in your camera.

Lose the noise.

Built-in shock-absorbing Rycote® Lyre® suspension isolates vibration and mechanical noise. Stellar RF immunity eliminates unwanted audio artifacts from cell phones and RF devices.

Quality that’s in the Details

  • Digital flash memory with up to 32GB micro SD card
  • Ergonomic, 5-position advanced control lever
  • Real-time monitoring and detailed, illuminated LCD display
  • Detachable 3.5mm audio output cable
  • Standard ¼” thread mounting for camera or tripod


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VP83 or VP83F Setting for Specific Cameras
October 16, 2017

Sorry, we do not have have recommend setting for specific cameras. There are far too many camera models and far too many different audio scenarios. Re ...

VP83F with iPhone
September 15, 2017

To use the VP83 with an iPhone requires the use of an adapter cable, such as this one:http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1048151-REG/rode_sc4_trs_t ...

VP83F with a microSDHC UHS-1 Memory Card
September 14, 2017

Yes, if the microSDHC UHS-1 card is formatted as FAT32. To be sure this is the case, first format the memory card using Windows.  Set the "F ...

Audio for Video: Sound Elements and Ambience
September 13, 2017

What are sound elements?Sound elements are components of sound that are recorded during the production process and then edited together to create the ...

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