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-M1, X-A1 and X-E1

SAMSUNG:
EX2F, and NX300

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If P900 Had RAW Nikon Coolpix Talk 26 min ago
Alright - so here I go again, preachin' to the choir...re: 11-22 Canon EOS M Talk 28 min ago
Your bet on key-specs of FZ300 Panasonic Compact Camera Talk 5 hours ago
Finally, a small flash (with big power) and advanced features.... Fujifilm FinePix Talk 13 hours ago
Has Adobe abandoned CX-6 ACR updates? Retouching 16 hours ago
What is your favorite light? Olympus SLR Talk 1 day ago
Came from micro 4/3rds? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 1 day ago
Still shooting with X-E1? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 2 days ago
Would you be interested in a M43 14-100 F4 Zuiko Pro lens? Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 days ago
Megapixels overrated? Samsung Talk 5 days ago
Finally get it... sunglasses and the E-M5 II Micro Four Thirds Talk 6 days ago
Is the Tamron 18-200 for the Canon M line worth it? Canon EOS M Talk 6 days ago
OK - "Ah got's this stupid question..." Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 1 week ago
For those of yo with NX500's - a question or two Samsung Talk 1 week ago
Reminiscing about Fuji digital cameras of the past... Fujifilm FinePix Talk 1 week ago
Is it because I do not like slow telephoto zoom lenses? Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 week ago
New york. P7800 Nikon Coolpix Talk 1 week ago
To replace G5 ? Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 week ago
NX500 is now $599.99 Samsung Talk 1 week ago
Why should I NOT buy a Samsung NX500? Canon EOS M Talk 1 week ago
Is ISO6400 acceptable...? Canon EOS M Talk 1 week ago
No more ACR updates to Adobe stand-alone CS-6? Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 week ago
Post your best or favorite Pro1 picture(s) ... Canon PowerShot Talk 1 week ago
:-)) Sunday Cat! #402 June 14, 2015 ((-: Olympus SLR Talk 1 week ago
Will GH4 owners switch to SONY A7RII? Micro Four Thirds Talk 2 weeks ago
Better than Canon & Nikon 28-300 zooms at less than half the weight? Panasonic Compact Camera Talk 2 weeks ago
Is it time for full frame ...(Sony A7RII) ?? Micro Four Thirds Talk 2 weeks ago
What ISO are you comfortable going up to with your m43 camera? Micro Four Thirds Talk 2 weeks ago
Question re Olympus in-body Stabilization Olympus SLR Talk 2 weeks ago
Looking to buy NX1, scared of still photo quality Samsung Talk 3 weeks ago
Stupid question, maybe ... Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 weeks ago
Not all SX50’s are the same! Canon PowerShot Talk 3 weeks ago
Questions about Editor choices - RE: Adobe Retouching 3 weeks ago
If ever there was a camera that seeming stands the test of time... Canon PowerShot Talk 3 weeks ago
Thinking of Going Fuji Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 3 weeks ago
I won't buy the FZ300 Panasonic Compact Camera Talk 3 weeks ago
Share your Fuji compact's photos! week of 7th June 2015 Fujifilm FinePix Talk 3 weeks ago
PanaLeica 14-50 2.8-3.5 revisited Olympus SLR Talk 3 weeks ago
Sloppy review of the NX500 on a certain popular website Samsung Talk 3 weeks ago
New Canon DPP Version Canon EOS M Talk 4 weeks ago
Four Thirds Gear- Why does it still have appeal to you? Olympus SLR Talk 4 weeks ago
Moving from Canon to Fuji... what to do? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 4 weeks ago
NX300M offshore Samsung Talk 4 weeks ago
:-)) Sunday Cat! #400 May 31, 2015 ((-: Olympus SLR Talk 1 month ago
A personal Samsung 16-50 PZ f3.5-5.6 Review plus comparisons Samsung Talk 1 month ago
Canon EOS M3 or Fujifilm X-A2 Canon EOS M Talk 2 months ago
Oly E1 and Pana L1 Arrived :) Olympus SLR Talk 2 months ago
Nikon's RX100 Nikon Coolpix Talk 2 months ago
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Micro Four Thirds Talk 2 months ago
:-)) Sunday Cat! #399 May 24, 2015 ((-: Olympus SLR Talk 2 months ago