Affordable Shotgun Microphone: Audio Technica AT897

Audio_Technica_AT897_AT897_Short_Condenser_300615 B&H has got some nice pricing on a good mid-level shotgun that sounds great in the samples that I've heard: The Audio Technica AT897. If you're in the market, looks like their Black Friday price is about $175 USD through November 30th. Pretty nice deal for a good shotgun mic.

Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving!