If you follow these tips, your questions will be answered with speed and accuracy. 1. State your budget. Knowing how much you have to spend will allow people to accurately suggest equipment that is the best in your price range. 2. State what you have currently. This will allow for proper compatibility in the suggestions. 3. State your intentions. Taking photos of birds from a quarter mile away and photos of bugs require vastly different setups. 4. State your skill level. Don't be bashful, if you don't know what a function does or why you need something, ask away. 5. Do some research before hand. The Internet is a vast place full of somewhat accurate information. Come to the table with an educated question and save yourself and everyone else time and frustrations.