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, HS-50EXR, X-A1 and X-E1

SAMSUNG:
EX2F, and NX300

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Subject Forum Last post
How many are happy with the camera that they have now? Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 day ago
Poor images. FUJIFILM FINEPIX HS50EXR Fujifilm FinePix Talk 2 days ago
Love for the E-P3 Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 days ago
E-PL7 banding issue with Panasonic 20mm? Micro Four Thirds Talk 6 days ago
16-50 PZ Firmware update - V1.2 - now available.... Samsung Talk 1 week ago
Sensor size diagrams.... Fujifilm FinePix Talk 1 week ago
After all these years Fujifilm FinePix Talk 1 week ago
Ebay E-1s Olympus SLR Talk 1 week ago
Any update on the rumored P8000? Nikon Coolpix Talk 1 week ago
Panasonic 14-42 mm II vs. 14-45 mm Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 week ago
P330. Who knew? Nikon Coolpix Talk 1 week ago
X-A1 cool features what are they? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 2 weeks ago
HS50EXR vs others bridge camera? Fujifilm FinePix Talk 2 weeks ago
FYI - Fuji RAW File Converter (Silkypix) version 3.2.23.0 Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 3 weeks ago
FYI - Fuji RAW File Converter (Silkypix) version 3.2.23.0 Fujifilm FinePix Talk 3 weeks ago
Have a Tech Question about the FL-50 for you technoweenies Olympus SLR Talk 3 weeks ago
Usage of Older Cameras and modern-day Manual Flashes... Olympus SLR Talk 3 weeks ago
Photokina was a disaster for current nx owners Samsung Talk 3 weeks ago
What would you do to make good use of a D-Vario Elmarit 14-50? Olympus SLR Talk 4 weeks ago
Panasonic Leica D 14-150 Vario-Elmar for 4/3 Olympus SLR Talk 4 weeks ago
EX2F Image Stabilization. When to use? Samsung Talk 1 month ago
EM-10 The search is over. Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
Covering a local country fall wine festival with the E-1 Olympus SLR Talk 1 month ago
Has the X-E2 reached end of life ? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 1 month ago
Panasonic announcements. Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
This is what ISO 3200 looks like with X-T1 Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 1 month ago
What draws, or drew, you to Samsung? Samsung Talk 1 month ago
Finally, Fuji lists the latest version of the RAW File Converter.... Fujifilm FinePix Talk 1 month ago
Finally, Fuji updates its website to include the latest Fuji RAW File Converter... Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 1 month ago
What would you choose the Fuji XE 1 or XA 1 Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 1 month ago
Excellent camera Olympus SLR Talk 2 months ago
***** You and your m43's achievements this week 30/8/14 - Pt 1 ***** Micro Four Thirds Talk 2 months ago
16-50 vs 18-55 Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 2 months ago
For those of you that use Photo Ninja software... Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 2 months ago
Torn Between the Fuji X-A1 and the Olympus E-PL5 Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 2 months ago
Well...I pulled the trigger on an E-M1!...just hoping I'll be happy with it! Micro Four Thirds Talk 2 months ago
EX2F is currently more expensive than NX1000. Smaller sensor, non interchangeagle lens. Why? Samsung Talk 2 months ago
Samsung vs Fuji JPEG quality Samsung Talk 2 months ago
X30 off to slow start... Fujifilm FinePix Talk 2 months ago
One of the slowest forums on DPR Nikon Coolpix Talk 2 months ago
Dumping my OM-D for an X-Pro1 Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 2 months ago
Could operation improvements be made with firmware update - NX300? Samsung Talk 2 months ago
Taking the time to remember (and revisit) the Panasonic... Olympus SLR Talk 2 months ago
Can anyone share good experience with 52mm lens accessories for EX1 EX2F ? Samsung Talk 2 months ago
Post your car show photos here... Olympus SLR Talk 2 months ago
What An Amazing ALL AROUND Camera the LX7 is! Panasonic Compact Camera Talk 2 months ago
Yet another new firmware update for the NX300...to V1.43 Samsung Talk 2 months ago
New life to E-1 Olympus SLR Talk 2 months ago
Olympus 14-54 mk1 vs Panasonic 14-45 Micro Four Thirds Talk 2 months ago
Two specific questions about the Samsung EX2F camera... Samsung Talk 2 months ago