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, X30, X-S1, X-T1, X-E1, X-M1, and X-A2

SAMSUNG:
EX2F, NX300, and NX500

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Subject Forum Last post
Asking a m2 body to my m set? Right decision? Canon EOS M Talk 19 hours ago
Just ordered one of these grips for the M3... Canon EOS M Talk 20 hours ago
Excessive noise at 100 ISO shooting long exposure.Canon M3 Canon EOS M Talk 1 day ago
Nikon DL24-85, June? Nikon Coolpix Talk 1 day ago
80D Hands-on Review - DigitalRev - Usual irreverent Kai stuff Canon EOS 7D / 10D - 80D Talk 1 day ago
So which is the best m4/3rds camera at the moment? Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 days ago
Is Fuji making a mistake by abandoning the compact market? Fujifilm FinePix Talk 4 days ago
Lumix GX8 Micro Four Thirds Talk 4 days ago
G7X shots looking better than my new M3? Canon EOS M Talk 4 days ago
Finally, a small flash (with big power) and advanced features.... Fujifilm FinePix Talk 6 days ago
REVIEW - Of the Tamron 18-200 f3.5-6.3 VC III lens on the M3 Canon EOS M Talk 1 week ago
X10 vs X30 Fujifilm FinePix Talk 1 week ago
Did you guys see this patent for the 16-80 Lens for M? Canon EOS M Talk 1 week ago
EVF burn - survey and not "a poll" Micro Four Thirds Talk 2 weeks ago
Tried raw but went back to jpg (continued) Panasonic Compact Camera Talk 3 weeks ago
Panasonic 100-400 vs. Nikon P900 Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 weeks ago
Eyecup XE-1 Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 3 weeks ago
What's your Olympus history? Olympus SLR Talk 3 weeks ago
Considering upgrading E-500 to E-600 - will I lose "character"? Olympus SLR Talk 3 weeks ago
EF-M 11-22 Arrived Canon EOS M Talk 3 weeks ago
So what now is Fuji's excuse for not making X-S2 or HS60? Fujifilm FinePix Talk 3 weeks ago
Nearly a year...still no DPR formal review of G3X Canon PowerShot Talk 3 weeks ago
Are there any EXCELLENT All-in-one photo printers out there? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 3 weeks ago
Fuji 16-55 2.8 wr, no ois? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 3 weeks ago
Canon need to have much more efforts in mirrorless camera market in coming 6 months Canon EOS M Talk 3 weeks ago
Sold the Pen F - Ready for the GX80 Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 weeks ago
Moving to M4/3 sometime this year and need some answers PLEASE Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 weeks ago
:-)) Sunday Cat! #444 April 3, 2016 ((-: Olympus SLR Talk 3 weeks ago
Nikon DL24-85 ticks most of the boxes but can I live without an EVF? Nikon Coolpix Talk 4 weeks ago
Step up from your HS20 to the XA2 ... astrophoto. Fujifilm FinePix Talk 4 weeks ago
Good, old GX1 Panasonic Compact Camera Talk 4 weeks ago
The incredible Canon G12 is back to life.. Canon PowerShot Talk 4 weeks ago
The new Panasonic GX80 is coming Micro Four Thirds Talk 4 weeks ago
Best 3rd party NP-W126 Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 4 weeks ago
Samsung 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 Pz ....... An Excellent lens Samsung Talk 1 month ago
What's keeping you with m43 now that Sony has released a 100MP medium format sensor? Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
NB-13L won't charge after accidentally left inside washing machine Canon PowerShot Talk 1 month ago
Olympus OMDD E-M10 VS. Olympus EPL5 - Image Quality Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
DL24-500 or sony RX10 mk3... Nikon Coolpix Talk 1 month ago
Possible Olympus FF dilemma....what will they do? Micro Four Thirds Talk 2 months ago
Would you buy a Samsung Camera now ? Samsung Talk 2 months ago
New forum name? Nikon Coolpix Talk 2 months ago
FYI - Iridient RAW Developer soon in Windows format Fujifilm FinePix Talk 2 months ago
Windows 10 issue - "sleep" mode and reawakening issues.... PC Talk 2 months ago
Iridient Developer in Windows format - an update Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 2 months ago
A pause - to congratulate Panasonic for... Panasonic Compact Camera Talk 2 months ago
Wow - it's happened sooner than I had... Samsung Talk 2 months ago
GH3 third-party batteries Micro Four Thirds Talk 2 months ago
Why no generic LP-E17 batteries? Canon EOS M Talk 2 months ago
Question for Olympus e-m5 and e-m10 users Micro Four Thirds Talk 2 months ago