Ben Herrmann

Ben Herrmann

Lives in United States Wake County, NC, United States
Works as a US Marine Corps (Retired) and now fully retired
Joined on Jul 11, 2002
About me:

FULL NAME: Bernd Werner Herrmann. Go by "nickname: of "Ben."

BIRTHPLACE: Moosburg, Bavaria (Germany)

CURRENT HOME: We emigrated to the United States in the early 1950's and settled in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. My father was a WW II German Army (Panzer) Officer. We subsequently became naturalized proud & patriotic American citizens.

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Retired US Marine Corps and now fully retired.

ASTROLOGICAL SIGN: Aquarius (Feb 13).

EDUCATION: (NC State University) - BS - Natural Resources and Parks Management - summa cum laude.

SCENARIOS THAT TEND TO IRRITATE ME: Political correctness in all forms, social engineering, violent radicals, socialists, and establishment politicians in general.

HOBBIES AND/OR PREFERRED ACTIVITIES: Avid physical fitness and weight training, digital photography, fine cuisine and wine, gardening, and rifle and pistol marksmanship (favorite firearms brands = Glock, Walther, Springfield, H&K, and Sig Sauer).

CAMERAS CURRENTLY IN MY COLLECTION These are the cameras I've used over the past decade or more that have netted me excellent IQ, and as a result, I've just elected to hold on to them. The unfortunate side effect to all of this, I've amassed a vast arsenal - yet I find the time to use them all.

CANON:
Enthusiast models: G12 and SX50 HS,
Mirrorless models: EOS-M, EOS-M2, EOS-M10, EOS M3

FUJI:
Enthusiast models: XF1, X10, X20, X30, and X-S1
Mirrorless models: X-E1, X-E2, X-M1, X-A1, X-A3, and X-T1

KODAK USA: Enthusiast models: P880

NIKON:
Enthusiast models: P6000, P7700 and P330

OLYMPUS:
Enthusiast models:" C-7070, C-8080, XZ-1, and SP-570
Older Four Thirds models: E-1, E-300, E-500, E-330, E-520, E-3, E-30, and E-620,
Mirrorless models: E-P3, E-P5, E-M5, E-PL5, E-PL7, and E-M10 Mk II.

PANASONIC LUMIX:
Enthusiast models: DMC-LX7,
Older Four Thirds models: DMC-L1 and DMC-L10
Mirrorless models: DMC-GF1, DMC-GX1, DMC-G5, DMC-GF6, and DMC-GH3

SAMSUNG:
Enthusiast models: EX-2F
Mirrorless models: NX300, NX30 and NX500

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New M100 review - whad'ya think? Canon EOS M Talk This minute
First experience with swollen battery Micro Four Thirds Talk 49 min ago
Winery Visit with the X-S1 Fujifilm FinePix Talk 1 hour ago
Puzzled about the attraction of fixed lens premium compacts Canon EOS M Talk 21 hours ago
Is G1X III a threat to the M series? Canon EOS M Talk 1 day ago
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My Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80 got wet! Is there any hope for it? Micro Four Thirds Talk 2 days ago
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Olympus OMD EM10iii, no love? Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 week ago
A photo thread for all you older military veterans... Documentary and Street photography 1 week ago
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Finally, a small flash (with big power) and advanced features.... Fujifilm FinePix Talk 1 week ago
Very disappointing autofocus & ergonomics Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 week ago
Xs1 in 2017 ? Fujifilm FinePix Talk 1 week ago
The E-620 ... Olympus SLR Talk 1 week ago
About the OM-D E-M10 Mark III Samsung Talk 2 weeks ago
Unfortunately too small for my hands Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 2 weeks ago
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