Ben Herrmann

Ben Herrmann

Lives in United States Raleigh, NC, United States
Works as a Retired US Marine Corps - and now fully retired!
Joined on Jul 11, 2002
About me:

FULL NAME: Bernd Werner Herrmann. Since there is no nickname for the German first name "Bernd", kids in the US just started calling me "Ben" at an early age and it stuck.

BIRTHPLACE: Moosburg, Bavaria (Germany)

CURRENT HOME: We emigrated to the United States in the early 1950's and settled in the Philadelphia area (Northeast - Lawndale section). We subsequently became naturalized American citizens. We (my immediate family) now reside in the central North Carolina area.

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Retired US Marine Corps and now fully retired.

ASTROLOGICAL SIGN: Aquarius (Feb 13).

MILITARY SERVICE: US Marine Corps - 26 years of active service). Military Campaigns: Vietnam from Feb 68 - September 69. Also served as a Marine Corps Recruit Drill Instructor with "L" Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, MCRD San Diego from Feb 72 - Feb 75.

EDUCATION: (NC State University) - BS - Tourism, Parks and Recreation Management - Summa Cum Laude (4.01).

Cameras currently in my collection (and yes, I do use them all from time to time):

OLYMPUS:
C-7070, C-8080, E-1, E-300, E-500, E-330, E-520, E-3, E-30, E-620, E-P3, E-P5, E-M5, E-PL5, E-PL7 and XZ-1

PANASONIC LUMIX:
L1, L10, GF1, GX1, G5, GF6, GH3 and LX7

NIKON:
P7700 and P330

CANON:
G12, SX50 HS, EOS-M, EOS-M2, and EOS M3

FUJI:
X20, X-S1, X-M1, X-A1 and X-E1

SAMSUNG:
EX2F, NX300, and NX500

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Subject Forum Last post
EF-M 11-22 vs XF 10-24 vs Lumix 7-14 Canon EOS M Talk 4 min ago
Regarding the new 15-45 kit lens... Canon EOS M Talk 11 min ago
E-P5 or E-PL7 to replace a E-PL5? Micro Four Thirds Talk 26 min ago
Just saying -- m43 forum is very active with Olympus dominant… Micro Four Thirds Talk 29 min ago
Is there a place for x-30 in between my Olympus OMD EM-5 and Sony RX100 MKI? Fujifilm FinePix Talk 2 hours ago
What's your Olympus history? Olympus SLR Talk 8 hours ago
Best Canon Mirrorless Camera, but.... Canon EOS M Talk 1 week ago
16-55 versus 18-55 Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 1 week ago
I'm coming back to m4/3...deceived by Samsung Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 week ago
Gx8 raw and lightroom Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 week ago
Pen F is a dud Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 week ago
Holy Crap...is this forum dying or what? Olympus Compact Camera Talk 1 week ago
I want to switch to Fuji but haven't because... Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 1 week ago
What RAW converter you prefer with Samsung SRW files? (and why) Samsung Talk 1 week ago
Wasabi now allowing pre-orders for M3 batteries Canon EOS M Talk 1 week ago
What's with Canon and firmware updates for the M series? Canon EOS M Talk 1 week ago
Anyone bought a gray market from ebay in the U.S.? Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 week ago
Looking to hear opinions from NX300 users about the NX500 Samsung Talk 1 week ago
What is your second favorite MILC system? Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 week ago
I think the E-1 is old enough Micro Four Thirds Talk 2 weeks ago
M3 owner considering 7DmII or 6D. Thoughts from others? Canon EOS M Talk 2 weeks ago
OMG are we ready for the wave of whinging ? Canon EOS 7D / 10D - 70D Talk 2 weeks ago
14-140 sharpness almost as good as 12-35/35-100 f2.8 Micro Four Thirds Talk 2 weeks ago
What makes a good photograph? Micro Four Thirds Talk 2 weeks ago
Tilt vs fully articulating screen? Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 weeks ago
Own up! Who said NEVER to an EVF. Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 weeks ago
New Olympus Design and thoughts Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 weeks ago
I Have Discontinued Samsung from my Photography Samsung Talk 3 weeks ago
The Canon FF I always promised myself. Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 weeks ago
New pen-f images Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 weeks ago
Continue Samsung Do Not Stop Samsung Talk 3 weeks ago
A few Windows 10 Questions PC Talk 3 weeks ago
G3X review--A BEST ALL IN ONE CAMERA! Canon PowerShot Talk 3 weeks ago
X70 - will it have IS? Fujifilm FinePix Talk 3 weeks ago
P330 Nikon Coolpix Talk 3 weeks ago
X70 Rumored Specs. Seems Plausible Fujifilm FinePix Talk 4 weeks ago
Musings on the Fuji X-S1 Fujifilm FinePix Talk 4 weeks ago
Shoe-mount flash for XZ-1 Olympus Compact Camera Talk 4 weeks ago
Jpeg Vs. Raw with my Fuji X-S1, which one you like best. Fujifilm FinePix Talk 4 weeks ago
Those of you with the E-PL3 and/or E-PM1 - for FREE!!! Micro Four Thirds Talk 4 weeks ago
Battery draining IS with EF lenses and Canon adapter on M3 Canon EOS M Talk 4 weeks ago
Considering coming back to m4/3 from Fuji.... Micro Four Thirds Talk 4 weeks ago
Where to go from here. (Stay on what seems like a sinking ship or bail out) Samsung Talk 1 month ago
Why no generic LP-E17 batteries? Canon EOS M Talk 1 month ago
Are you going to buy the D500? Nikon Pro DX SLR (D500, D300, D200, D100) Talk 1 month ago
Summer Coast with the EOS-M (PICS) Canon EOS M Talk 1 month ago
Fuji X-S1 in action at a Pro Photo Studio Fujifilm FinePix Talk 1 month ago
NX500 16-50 PZ kit for 449eur in Belgium! Samsung Talk 1 month ago
NX500 - Firmware - Bugs and Requests Samsung Talk 1 month ago
The SX 50 HS - OK, so now I'm going to repeat myself... Canon PowerShot Talk 2 months ago