Right, first of all. If I knew the technical language of what to type into google to get my answers then I would have.
I assumed that someone with serious photographic investment (a 5DII kit), and who'd spent some time looking around this forum, would have enough background to do some simple searches. There's no special technical language required. As several people have already said, photography is essentially the same regardless of different formats.
Secondly, if you answered the question without looking down upon those you see below your superior knowledge then I would have picked up something from your answer and followed the trail.
Now let's get one thing straight. The only
thing I looked down on was your attitude
. I never play any sort of "I know more than you so I'm superior" card. That just isn't me. I couldn't possibly do my job (lecturer in physics and astronomy), if that was how I view my students! None of us start life with any knowledge, but we are all capable of acquiring it. We all come out of the womb with zero knowledge, other than how to cry and how to suckle milk. So if right now you know less than me about something, that doesn't in any way reflect badly on you, or reflect well on me. I would fully expect you to join me in this knowledge if you wished. And I would gladly help to get you there if your attitude and approach were different.
Lastly, if you are going to talk down on people who are new to the field then you have done the exact opposite of reaching out and guiding them.
You have no idea how many such new people I have reached out to down the years. I never talked down to them either. But they had made, or were making, the effort themselves as well. I enjoy helping, in part because I too have greatly benefited from the expertise and helpfulness of others. Anyway, I think it's fair to say that my contributions in this thread have
been guidance to you - although not in the form that you were expecting. I could have just ignored your posts, but I did reach out; and told you not what you wanted to hear, but what I think you needed to hear.
This little spat will blow over, you'll soon start to find your bearings in MF, and I'm sure I'll be there to lend a hand then.