Hey there, campers.
Sorry for the dearth of posts. I've been up to my neck shooting a spec TV pilot here in Portland, Oregon called Rebels. It's a run'n'gun HD show, shooting single-system going into a Panasonic HVX-200. It's been fast, sweaty work, but a lot of fun.
Anyhoo, today's article is one from the DV Magazine archives. Entitled Location Audio: Building an Audio Toolkit, they present different field audio packages at numerous price points, along with comments from veteran mixers.
While the article is a bit dated (they mention DAT and CD-R field recorders), the general info about mics, mixers, and methodology in equipment choice is still very relevant.
Link to the article, via dv.com.