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, Pennsylvania area. 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.

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

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

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-E1, X-M1, X-A1, and X-T1

SAMSUNG:
EX2F, NX300, NX30 and NX500

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Subject Forum Last post
I have to rant... Samsung Talk 1 hour ago
New firmware? Canon EOS M Talk 2 hours ago
One Last Hurrah... just bought NX500 Samsung Talk 18 hours ago
Regarding the little EF-X8 flash Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 19 hours ago
XZ-2 visits the Forney Museum of Transportation Olympus Compact Camera Talk 1 day ago
Panasonic vs Olympus Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 day ago
Upgrade from X-E1 to....X-E2 or X-E2s ? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 1 day ago
Upgraded to NX500 Finally Samsung Talk 1 day ago
An open letter to the Decision-makers at Fujifilm Fujifilm FinePix Talk 1 day ago
For those with E-1, E-300, E-330, E-500, E-510, E-520, E-3, and E-30's Olympus SLR Talk 1 day ago
2 reasons why I'm still using my NX500 Samsung Talk 2 days ago
Old vs. new Olympus SLR Talk 2 days ago
A new - superb little flash unit which is ideal for Micro 43 Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 days ago
Olympus on my mind Olympus SLR Talk 4 days ago
Any good suggestions for Anti-Moire plug-ins Retouching 4 days ago
EVF burn - survey and not "a poll" Micro Four Thirds Talk 4 days ago
Hope this new patent is true.... Canon EOS M Talk 4 days ago
NX500 Lossless v Normal compression of RAW files Samsung Talk 5 days ago
Iridient Developer in Windows format - an update Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 5 days ago
Tamron 18-200 - what are the symtoms of "not working"? Canon EOS M Talk 5 days ago
X30 - noise free images Fujifilm FinePix Talk 6 days ago
How to replicate Leica colors in Fuji? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 6 days ago
Fujifying icky Canon color Fujifilm FinePix Talk 6 days ago
Part II - No equipt talk - Just Photos with the M2 and EF-M 11-22 Canon EOS M Talk 1 week ago
M vs M2 LCD Canon EOS M Talk 1 week ago
X-S1 firmware update question Fujifilm FinePix Talk 1 week ago
Have: PEN E-P3. Want: Something newer Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 week ago
Simple question about Samsung chargers... Samsung Talk 1 week ago
About to switch to Fujifilm Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 1 week ago
Panalympus / Olysonic (ranting included) Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 week ago
Pana 12-60mm re-test Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 week ago
So the next lens will be 28mm f3.5 macro (not just a patent this time) Canon EOS M Talk 1 week ago
One thing I find interesting about the MFT format. Micro Four Thirds Talk 2 weeks ago
Gang - normally I don't make recommendations, but... Canon EOS M Talk 2 weeks ago
People are not mentioning some amazingly strong features of the M3… Canon EOS M Talk 2 weeks ago
No equip. talk - just some images M3 w/Tamron 18-200 Canon EOS M Talk 2 weeks ago
NX30 battery question Samsung Talk 3 weeks ago
Curious about why Tamron and Sigma... Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 3 weeks ago
panasonic GF7 is not available anymore? Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 weeks ago
Nikon DL24-85, June? Nikon Coolpix Talk 3 weeks ago
RAW editor for both Fuji X and Nikon Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 3 weeks ago
An absolute love-hate relationship with the M3 Canon EOS M Talk 3 weeks ago
X10 vs X30 Fujifilm FinePix Talk 3 weeks ago
Just ordered one of these grips for the M3... Canon EOS M Talk 3 weeks ago
Asking a m2 body to my m set? Right decision? Canon EOS M Talk 3 weeks ago
Excessive noise at 100 ISO shooting long exposure.Canon M3 Canon EOS M Talk 3 weeks ago
80D Hands-on Review - DigitalRev - Usual irreverent Kai stuff Canon EOS 7D / 10D - 80D Talk 4 weeks ago
So which is the best m4/3rds camera at the moment? Micro Four Thirds Talk 4 weeks ago
Is Fuji making a mistake by abandoning the compact market? Fujifilm FinePix Talk 4 weeks ago
Lumix GX8 Micro Four Thirds Talk 4 weeks ago