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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:-)) Sunday Cat! #400 May 31, 2015 ((-: Olympus SLR Talk 5 hours ago
Is the Tamron 18-200 for the Canon M line worth it? Canon EOS M Talk 5 hours ago
Post your best or favorite Pro1 picture(s) ... Canon PowerShot Talk 20 hours ago
A personal Samsung 16-50 PZ f3.5-5.6 Review plus comparisons Samsung Talk 1 day ago
Canon EOS M3 or Fujifilm X-A2 Canon EOS M Talk 1 day ago
Your bet on key-specs of FZ300 Panasonic Compact Camera Talk 2 days ago
Reminiscing about Fuji digital cameras of the past... Fujifilm FinePix Talk 2 days ago
Four Thirds Gear- Why does it still have appeal to you? Olympus SLR Talk 3 days ago
Oly E1 and Pana L1 Arrived :) Olympus SLR Talk 3 days ago
Moving from Canon to Fuji... what to do? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 4 days ago
Nikon's RX100 Nikon Coolpix Talk 5 days ago
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Micro Four Thirds Talk 5 days ago
:-)) Sunday Cat! #399 May 24, 2015 ((-: Olympus SLR Talk 5 days ago
Military Parade Field Photograph Micro Four Thirds Talk 6 days ago
LX100 - perfect camera ruined by e zoom Panasonic Compact Camera Talk 6 days ago
E-5 It's nice to visit older work ...... and re-edit. Olympus SLR Talk 1 week ago
Fuji X-Pro 1 Blue Tint on RAWs Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 1 week ago
Share your Fuji compact's photos! week of 18th May 2015 Fujifilm FinePix Talk 1 week ago
What kind of post processing / filter is applied to these photos? Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 week ago
For all the 'disappointed' M3 owners, less than happy, 'goin to leave canon forever', etc ppl Canon EOS M Talk 1 week ago
OK - here's the stupid question of the day... Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 1 week ago
:-)) Sunday Cat! #398 May 17, 2015 ((-: Olympus SLR Talk 1 week ago
Looks like I am going to jump camp Samsung NX1 looks to good. Canon EOS M Talk 2 weeks ago
New Canon-M43 Adapter AF faster than EOS-M1, 2, or M3. Hard to believe Canon EOS M Talk 2 weeks ago
Panasonic Lumix G7 full specs leaked Micro Four Thirds Talk 2 weeks ago
Noticeable noise level at ISO 200 with my E-M5 II Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 weeks ago
6 reasons why I chose to keep the NX300 over Olympus OMD E-M5 Samsung Talk 3 weeks ago
Question - RE: use of manual flash on EOS M system (while in manual mode) Canon EOS M Talk 3 weeks ago
Is fuji 18 - 135 lens compatible with fuji xa1? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 3 weeks ago
Decent walk-around lens, 14-42mm or 12-50mm. Which one to get? Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 weeks ago
Manual Flash Question (brain-fart) - with Fuji Mirror-less DSLR's... Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 3 weeks ago
Quick question RE: Using a manual flash on the NX300 in Manual Mode. Samsung Talk 3 weeks ago
Manual flash question (brain-fart) - with m43 cameras... Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 weeks ago
Another M3 Review - What Digital Camera Canon EOS M Talk 4 weeks ago
Olympus Em10 & Panasonic 12-32 Micro Four Thirds Talk 4 weeks ago
Olympus C-8080 still takes awesome pics. Olympus Compact Camera Talk 1 month ago
Does Panasonic LX100 surpasses Panasonic GM1? Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
New Fuji Xe2 User and LightRoom Issues Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 1 month ago
FYI: For those who 'hate' the M3, Sony A6000 is on sale $449 body !! Canon EOS M Talk 1 month ago
xz2 vs Canon G7X Olympus Compact Camera Talk 1 month ago
Fuji X-A1 = Amazing IQ/High ISO = no love!? Fujifilm FinePix Talk 2 months ago
P900 vs FZ1000 Nikon Coolpix Talk 2 months ago
Olympus E-1 VS. E-300 Olympus SLR Talk 2 months ago
Finally, a small flash (with big power) and advanced features.... Fujifilm FinePix Talk 2 months ago
Change to Fuji - is it worth it?... Micro Four Thirds Talk 2 months ago
Where is the page link for the standalone Lightroom 6.0? Retouching 2 months ago
Best off brand battery Samsung Talk 2 months ago
Enough about our gear..let's talk about how great we are Micro Four Thirds Talk 2 months ago
Question for X-10 users. Fujifilm FinePix Talk 2 months ago
EOS M2 w/18-55 and EOS M with 11-22 images - same location Canon EOS M Talk 2 months ago