Truer words have never been spoken.
As a newbie I feel like I can offer some insight into the point of re-asking an old question that has been rehashed many, many times. The reason is to make sure a newer, better, cheaper, lens, tripod, or camera bag etc., has not come along since the last thread. With the collective, eye's, ears, knowledge and brain power of thousands of forum members there is probably nothing camera related that has not been seen, tested or tried. Because of the responses I recieved to my 17-55 inquiry, and the use of "search" I was able to buy in confidence my 17-55 the month before last. This week, again because of the responses I recieved to my 100 f/2.8L inquiry, and the use of "search" I will once again be able to march into Samy's Camera, plop down my hard earned cash with confidence knowing that I made a wise purchase. Why the confidence? Because of you fine people that don't mind patiently answering old, tired or dumb questions. I hope that I never see the day, that I become so jaded that I forget what it was like to be a newbie needing advice.
whmeltonjr wrote in post #14976618
The re-asking of questions is part of any forum I have ever been a part of. Unfortunately, so is the pointless complaining about the re-asking of questions. Just don't read the thread and move on.