Ben Herrmann

Ben Herrmann

Lives in United States 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 resides 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 66 - September 68. 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, rifle/pistol marksmanship, mentoring the mentally ill/autistic, and am actively involved with conservative politics in a variety of capacities.

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

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

NIKON:
D7100, P7700 and P330

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

FUJI:
X10, X20, X-S1, HS-50EXR, X-A1 and X-E1

SAMSUNG:
EX2F, and NX300

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Does Panasonic LX100 surpasses Panasonic GM1? Micro Four Thirds Talk 6 hours ago
Another M3 Review - What Digital Camera Canon EOS M Talk 1 day ago
New Fuji Xe2 User and LightRoom Issues Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 2 days ago
FYI: For those who 'hate' the M3, Sony A6000 is on sale $449 body !! Canon EOS M Talk 2 days ago
xz2 vs Canon G7X Olympus Compact Camera Talk 3 days ago
Fuji X-A1 = Amazing IQ/High ISO = no love!? Fujifilm FinePix Talk 4 days ago
Olympus C-8080 still takes awesome pics. Olympus Compact Camera Talk 4 days ago
P900 vs FZ1000 Nikon Coolpix Talk 4 days ago
Olympus E-1 VS. E-300 Olympus SLR Talk 6 days ago
Finally, a small flash (with big power) and advanced features.... Fujifilm FinePix Talk 1 week ago
Change to Fuji - is it worth it?... Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 week ago
Where is the page link for the standalone Lightroom 6.0? Retouching 1 week ago
Best off brand battery Samsung Talk 1 week ago
Enough about our gear..let's talk about how great we are Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 week ago
Question for X-10 users. Fujifilm FinePix Talk 1 week ago
EOS M2 w/18-55 and EOS M with 11-22 images - same location Canon EOS M Talk 2 weeks ago
To X-E1 or not? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 2 weeks ago
Folks with M & M2 experience? Canon EOS M Talk 2 weeks ago
Olympus resolution and sensor future ? Micro Four Thirds Talk 2 weeks ago
Unintended consequnce of ordering from Amazon.JP/Tenso Canon EOS M Talk 2 weeks ago
16-50S vs 50-150S @50mm. Samsung Talk 3 weeks ago
Canon EOS M vs Samsung NX300 Canon EOS M Talk 3 weeks ago
Lensrentals.com Buy It Option: OMD-EM1 w/9800 shutter actuations Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 weeks ago
FL50R on EM-1 and EM-5II Olympus SLR Talk 3 weeks ago
Newer 16-50mm PZ vs older 20-50mm Samsung Talk 3 weeks ago
Firmware update requests for the NX1 and NX500? Samsung Talk 3 weeks ago
Has anyone contacted Canon with your M3 feedback? Canon EOS M Talk 3 weeks ago
More cat pictures Nikon 1 System Talk 3 weeks ago
Digital dinosaur (E-1) Olympus SLR Talk 3 weeks ago
My 100 years old grandma! Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 weeks ago
With all of this M3 talk, who is getting an M2? Canon EOS M Talk 4 weeks ago
Any thoughts on new 24MP sensor's dynamic range? Canon EOS M Talk 4 weeks ago
EOS-M - possibly my last EOS-M1 pictures Canon EOS M Talk 4 weeks ago
Is the Pen product phase over? Micro Four Thirds Talk 4 weeks ago
Finally get it... sunglasses and the E-M5 II Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
M3 won't work with Yongnuo flashes Canon EOS M Talk 1 month ago
12-32 - Yes or No? Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
NX500 Image joy and screen sadness Samsung Talk 1 month ago
My J5 performance prediction... Nikon 1 System Talk 1 month ago
OK gang - bear with me as I'm having a brain burst... Re: E-M5 Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
Ebay US - 11-22mm for $284 Canon EOS M Talk 2 months ago
6 reasons why I chose to keep the NX300 over Olympus OMD E-M5 Samsung Talk 2 months ago
Recommending the after-market grips for the M-series... Canon EOS M Talk 2 months ago
Mr Fuji, how about an X30 with a 24-150 (35 mm) lens Fujifilm FinePix Talk 2 months ago
EOS M goes to the wine country Canon EOS M Talk 2 months ago
E-M5 II Silver Award Micro Four Thirds Talk 2 months ago
Anyone with G11 experience? Olympus Compact Camera Talk 2 months ago
Availability of NX500 Samsung Talk 2 months ago
NX500 vs GX7 Samsung Talk 2 months ago
EF-M 55-200mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM - do you have it? Canon EOS M Talk 2 months ago