Ben Herrmann

Ben Herrmann

Lives in United States Fuquay Varina, NC, United States
Works as a Fully retired now - but still goin' strong
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 my family eventually became naturalized citizens of the US and settled in the Philadelphia, Pa area. Our permanent home now is North Carolina.

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Retired US Marine Corps and recently officially retired.

ASTROLOGICAL SIGN: Aquarius (Feb 13).

MILITARY SERVICE: US Marine Corps - 26 years of active service (1966-1993). 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.

PREFERENCES/ACTIVITIES: Digital Photography, weight training, physical fitness, gourmet dining, fine wine, gardening, and rifle/pistol marksmanship.

MUSICAL PREFERENCES: Classical and Romantic periods of music (specifically, Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn). BIG BAND (Miller, Ellington, Basie, Goodman, etc.) and MILITARY MARCH MUSIC - specifically the German/Austrian variety (Deutsche Märsche and Der Grosser Zapfenstreich).

FAVORITE FOOD CHOICES: French, Asian Fusion, Italian, Japanese.

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

OLYMPUS:
E-10, E-20n, C-7070, C-8080, SP-570, E-1, E-300, E-500, E-330, E-520, E-3, E-30, E-P3, E-M5, E-PL5, and XZ1

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

NIKON:
P7700 and P330

CANON:
G12, SX50 HS, and EOS-M

FUJI:
X10, X20, X-S1 and X-E1

SAMSUNG:
EX2F, and NX300

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Subject Forum Last post
Panasonic announcements. Micro Four Thirds Talk 8 hours ago
This is what ISO 3200 looks like with X-T1 Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 3 days ago
Any update on the rumored P8000? Nikon Coolpix Talk 4 days ago
Has the X-E2 reached end of life ? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 4 days ago
What draws, or drew, you to Samsung? Samsung Talk 4 days ago
Finally, Fuji lists the latest version of the RAW File Converter.... Fujifilm FinePix Talk 1 week ago
Finally, Fuji updates its website to include the latest Fuji RAW File Converter... Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 1 week ago
What would you choose the Fuji XE 1 or XA 1 Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 1 week ago
Excellent camera Olympus SLR Talk 2 weeks ago
***** You and your m43's achievements this week 30/8/14 - Pt 1 ***** Micro Four Thirds Talk 2 weeks ago
16-50 vs 18-55 Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 2 weeks ago
For those of you that use Photo Ninja software... Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 3 weeks ago
Torn Between the Fuji X-A1 and the Olympus E-PL5 Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 3 weeks ago
Well...I pulled the trigger on an E-M1!...just hoping I'll be happy with it! Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 weeks ago
EX2F is currently more expensive than NX1000. Smaller sensor, non interchangeagle lens. Why? Samsung Talk 3 weeks ago
Samsung vs Fuji JPEG quality Samsung Talk 3 weeks ago
X30 off to slow start... Fujifilm FinePix Talk 3 weeks ago
One of the slowest forums on DPR Nikon Coolpix Talk 3 weeks ago
Dumping my OM-D for an X-Pro1 Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 3 weeks ago
Could operation improvements be made with firmware update - NX300? Samsung Talk 4 weeks ago
Taking the time to remember (and revisit) the Panasonic... Olympus SLR Talk 4 weeks ago
Can anyone share good experience with 52mm lens accessories for EX1 EX2F ? Samsung Talk 4 weeks ago
Post your car show photos here... Olympus SLR Talk 1 month ago
What An Amazing ALL AROUND Camera the LX7 is! Panasonic Compact Camera Talk 1 month ago
Yet another new firmware update for the NX300...to V1.43 Samsung Talk 1 month ago
New life to E-1 Olympus SLR Talk 1 month ago
Olympus 14-54 mk1 vs Panasonic 14-45 Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
Two specific questions about the Samsung EX2F camera... Samsung Talk 1 month ago
Why has the price of the XE1 dropped so sharply? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 1 month ago
Samsung 16-50mm PZ vs 16mm pancake Samsung Talk 1 month ago
Fuji has really come to grow on me in a number of ways... Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 1 month ago
Sooo, what do you think of the XT1 so far? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 1 month ago
EM-10 is it compatible with 4/3 lenses? Olympus SLR Talk 1 month ago
Why I'm not giving away my E-3 Olympus SLR Talk 1 month ago
ISO 3200 with E-1 Olympus SLR Talk 1 month ago
Fuji 16-55 mm 2.8 Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 2 months ago
A new firmware (1.42) update is available for the NX300 Samsung Talk 2 months ago
Stylus 1 firmware updates? Olympus Compact Camera Talk 2 months ago
A personal Samsung 16-50 PZ f3.5-5.6 Review plus comparisons Samsung Talk 2 months ago
E-1 delight Olympus SLR Talk 2 months ago
Which 1 lens for E-1? Olympus SLR Talk 2 months ago
For those of you who migrated to P&S cameras from a DSLR... Olympus Compact Camera Talk 2 months ago
remembering "Bootstrap" Bill Turner....... Olympus SLR Talk 2 months ago
16-50 Power Zoom box contents Samsung Talk 2 months ago
Ridiculously happy (E-1) Olympus SLR Talk 2 months ago
The most underrated 4/3 DSLR Olympus SLR Talk 2 months ago
Well, I just ordered the Samsung 16-50 PZ f3.5-5.6 OIS lens... Samsung Talk 2 months ago
Why all the new hullabaloo about the 1" super zoom models.... Fujifilm FinePix Talk 2 months ago
Pictures of your Pet Samsung Talk 2 months ago
Seriously Nikon, when?! Nikon Coolpix Talk 3 months ago