This microphone is great! It's high quality, comes with a pop-screen, AND has a built in soundcard! The only downside is, being a condenser microphone, it's really sensitive. And I need to be a good 10 to 15 centimetres away from it.
you could back up a lot further to reduce the boomy proximity effect and get a more 'natural sound.... there is no standard for recording a vocal though, depends on the singer, microphone and weather they are in a dedicated booth