I am interested in writing a few question and answers to provide some general knowledge for questions that either appear often or would make good reference questions to link people to.

The two I specifically have in mind are "How do I identify the difference between Nikon DSLR full and cropped frame cameras and lenses?" and "How does crop factor apply to Nikon DSLR full and cropped frame camera and lens combinations?"

On this site, are "Question and Answer" (where the user posts both a question and answer simultaneously) questions like these appropriate/helpful to post, or are they obnoxious and unhelpful?

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Canonical Q&A are fine.

Not sure I understand your 2nd proposed question though. Is it something specific to Nikon? We already have a lot of general questions covering full/crop sensors with FX/DX lens combinations.

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    I am proposing the second question because it is specific to Nikon cameras and lenses and I see a lot of people making an incorrect assumption about Nikon lens crop factors. I'll try to make the question as clear as possible.
    – NoahL
    Apr 2, 2017 at 2:08
  • @NoahL I think we have your second question at Does a Nikon DX lens on a FX camera get subjected to the 1.5X crop factor?, if I'm not misunderstanding what you're saying.
    – mattdm
    Apr 2, 2017 at 14:26
  • It was a mistake I made, @mattdm
    – NoahL
    Apr 2, 2017 at 14:51
  • @NoahL Which was?
    – mattdm
    Apr 2, 2017 at 18:22
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    Crop factor and lens labeling on Nikon DX lenses (I was given incorrect information by a Nikon customer service rep)
    – NoahL
    Apr 2, 2017 at 18:23
  • @NoahL .... which is covered by that question, right?
    – mattdm
    Apr 4, 2017 at 18:48
  • Yes, the answer is there
    – NoahL
    Apr 4, 2017 at 18:50

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