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. Served as a Marine Corps Recruit Drill Instructor (DI) with "L" Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, MCRD San Diego from Feb 72 - Feb 75 - my most enjoyable military experience of all - demanding, yet very fulfilling.

EDUCATION: (NC State University) - BS - Tourism, Parks and Recreation Management - Summa Cum Laude.

THINGS THAT IRRITATE ME THE MOST: Political Correctness, thuggery, socialists, and politicians in general.

HOBBIES AND/OR PREFERRED ACTIVITIES: Avid physical fitness and weight training, digital photography, fine cuisine and wine, gardening, and last, but not least - rifle and pistol marksmanship.

CAMERAS CURRENTLY IN MY COLLECTION (and yes, I do use them all from time to time - although some are now collector items):

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:
LX7, L1, L10, GF1, GX1, G5, GF6, and GH3

NIKON:
P7700 and P330

CANON:
G12, SX50 HS, EOS-M, EOS-M2, and EOS M3

FUJI:
XF1, X20, X30, X-S1, X-E1, X-E2, X-M1, X-A1, and X-T1

SAMSUNG:
EX2F, NX300, NX30 and NX500

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EOS M2 first impressions Canon EOS M Talk 1 hour ago
Switch to the Olympus system Olympus SLR Talk 1 hour ago
Canon G16 or Fujifilm X30? Canon PowerShot Talk 1 day ago
NX in the future - what can we expect Samsung Talk 1 day ago
How is EVF-DC1? Canon EOS M Talk 1 day ago
Where to buy Meike MK-320 flash? Fujifilm FinePix Talk 2 days ago
The fine art of "rediscovery," revisited... (the XZ-1) Olympus Compact Camera Talk 3 days ago
:-)) Sunday Cat! #453 June 5, 2016 ((-: Olympus SLR Talk 3 days ago
Contented Dogs Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 days ago
:-)) Sunday Cat! #455 June 19, 2016 ((-: Olympus SLR Talk 3 days ago
Thinking about switching to Fuji Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 4 days ago
Does "Better" Matter - M vs a6000? Canon EOS M Talk 4 days ago
Where are the 12-60mm lens reviews? Micro Four Thirds Talk 5 days ago
Non showing of picture' This picture cannot be displayed' Panasonic Compact Camera Talk 5 days ago
Got My X-T1 Today! Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 5 days ago
Surprisingly Good Image Quality Canon EOS M Talk 1 week ago
Heads up on OEM batteries vs. Wasabi Canon EOS M Talk 1 week ago
Why no generic LP-E17 batteries? Canon EOS M Talk 1 week ago
Fujifilm XE-2S and 18-55mm in Toronto Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 1 week ago
new Pan 12-60 a dud?? what's the best alternative? Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 week ago
M3 does an air show Canon EOS M Talk 1 week ago
Focussing on the EOS-M Canon EOS M Talk 1 week ago
:-)) Sunday Cat! #454 June 12, 2016 ((-: Olympus SLR Talk 1 week ago
Two Systems is too much?? Micro Four Thirds Talk 2 weeks ago
After EOS M3 Wont Buy Another EOS M Unless Its DSLR Like Canon EOS M Talk 2 weeks ago
Sell my LX7? Or not? Panasonic Compact Camera Talk 2 weeks ago
How do Panasonic lenses work on Olympus cameras? Micro Four Thirds Talk 2 weeks ago
Pictures - XT2's new tilt screen Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 2 weeks ago
**PART 2** This Week Through your m4/3 2016.05.28 Micro Four Thirds Talk 2 weeks ago
I appreciate my micro43 cameras and lenses more than ever.... Micro Four Thirds Talk 2 weeks ago
Metz 44 af-2 vs Nissin i60A for Fuji X Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 2 weeks ago
MeiKe MK320 Flash for Panasonic G7 Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 weeks ago
Finding use of my Compact for stills - and still satisfied with the results Olympus Compact Camera Talk 3 weeks ago
For those considering the XA2 or XM1 Fujifilm FinePix Talk 3 weeks ago
Just what is it about this Fuji X system, that... Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 3 weeks ago
Debating on Fuji XS-1, HS50 or Pany DMC- Z300 or Fujifilm FinePix Talk 3 weeks ago
Where to go to download each FW update version? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 3 weeks ago
Panasonic 20mm f1.7 - Opinions? Olympus SLR Talk 3 weeks ago
Upgraded to NX500 Finally Samsung Talk 3 weeks ago
M43 or compact? Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 weeks ago
Which lens would you like to see in MFT? Micro Four Thirds Talk 4 weeks ago
Merit of having a second body... Micro Four Thirds Talk 4 weeks ago
EF-M 15-45mm MTF Canon EOS M Talk 4 weeks ago
Nissin i40/i60 Micro Four Thirds Talk 4 weeks ago
What's wrong with this camera Canon EOS M Talk 4 weeks ago
A new - superb little flash unit which is ideal for Micro 43 Micro Four Thirds Talk 4 weeks ago
Grid lines only with M-3? Canon EOS M Talk 1 month 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 month ago
Panasonic vs Olympus Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
I have to rant... Samsung Talk 1 month ago