>After doing some additional research, I've found that the >ME-1 microphone that Nikon sells receives its power from the >hotshoe, not the mic jack. So.... I guess I'll stock up on >some LR44 batteries for my Audio-Technica mic!
Can't! No contact on the ME-1 hot shoe attachment. Comes from the jack. Have used the ME-1 off camera with an extension. Works well.