Ask better questions for better answers

I see questions posted on social media every day, such as “best lens for”, “best camera”, “I lost my photos, what happened,” and so forth.  I also see those people asking these questions get defensive when others ask for more details or send a link to a $10,000 lens/camera.

To get better answers, we have to ask better questions.  Instead of asking what the “best lens” ask something like, “what is the best telephoto lens for under $1,000?” or “what is a good entry-level camera for under $xxx dollars”.

At the beginning of this year, I resolved myself to give better answers to questions, however, there isn’t enough information to give a proper or complete answer.  This, however, doesn’t keep others from attempting to answer the question, which leads to confusion and misinformation.



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