I recently spent some time at a Camp Retreat site near Fayetteville, NC and recorded several sound effects including different sounds of walking on pavement, gravel and leaves. It was a beautiful, sunny, fall day and armed with my Zoom F8 & 8040 Stereo rig, I captured some great sounds.
I couldn't be happier with my Sennheiser MKH 8040 stereo pair! I purchased these along with a Rycote rig and they are absolutely perfect for capturing sounds/field recording. I was blown away by the crispness and natural sound they capture. The low end is incredible. I usually have to roll off some of the bass frequency in post. The build quality is wonderful.