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." Why "Ben?" After arriving in the US in the early 1950's (right after WW II), school kids began calling me two specific names - one being "da Nazi," and the other being "Ben." Well obviously, I choose to respond to "Ben" and that name stuck ever since. Kids can be cruel, y'know!

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 proud (and hopefully, productive) naturalized American citizens.

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Retired US Marine Corps (26 years of active service - Viet Nam vet) and now fully retired - although I don't consider myself a senior citizen by any stretch of the imagination.

ASTROLOGICAL SIGN: Aquarius (Feb 13).

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

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

FAVORITE MUSIC: Classical and Romantic time periods, specifically, Mozart, Haydn, Johann Christian Bach, and Beethoven. Other types - Jazz of varying types. And yes, I even enjoy certain pieces performed by Bruno Mars (go figure)!

HISTORICAL PEOPLE THAT INSPIRED ME: Erwin Rommel, Klaus von Stauffenberg and Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

CAMERA SYSTEMS I AM CURRENTLY USING:

I'm using various mirrorless sh_t from Panasonic, Olympus, Samsung, Fujifilm, and Canon (M).

On the Enthusiast and P&S side of the house, I'm playing with stuff from Samsung, Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Panasonic, Kodak, and Olympus.

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EOSM6 + 28mm/11-22mm - TERRIBLE Things (PICS) Canon EOS M Talk 2 hours ago
Israel celebrated today 70 years of independence. Canon EOS M Talk 2 hours ago
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mk I still relevant? Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 hours ago
Share your best SX50 photo Canon PowerShot Talk 4 hours ago
EOS-M50 sensor performance Canon EOS M Talk 15 hours ago
Post Fuji Sunrise or Sunset or Both Fujifilm FinePix Talk 16 hours ago
A relative comparison - remember the ole' 11-22 MM? Olympus SLR Talk 1 day ago
Anyone get any moon shots? Fujifilm FinePix Talk 1 day ago
Can't decide between M100, M6 or M50 ? :( Canon EOS M Talk 1 day ago
Who uses a monopod? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 2 days ago
For those of you who own the new 15-45 or... Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 2 days ago
Fuji X-S1 Lens came off the body Fujifilm FinePix Talk 3 days ago
EPL9 review - what are your thoughts? Micro Four Thirds Talk 5 days ago
Great Swamp in NJ Micro Four Thirds Talk 5 days ago
Canon M50 at 3200 and 6400 vs Panasonic G85 Canon EOS M Talk 5 days ago
Anyone have experience with the USA Olympus Repair center? Micro Four Thirds Talk 5 days ago
Fuji X Juju Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 5 days ago
Barking Up The Wrong Tree Olympus Compact Camera Talk 6 days ago
Dooms day scenario Canon EOS M Talk 1 week ago
Tamron 16-300 cannot be made to work with M50 Canon EOS M Talk 1 week ago
Lenss recommendation for Olympus M10 III Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 week ago
M100 Windows can't see RAW files? Canon EOS M Talk 1 week ago
Canon M50 Battery Life Canon EOS M Talk 1 week ago
Which LCD Screen Protector for the X100F Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 1 week ago
USB charging - why? Canon EOS M Talk 1 week ago
!#$@ firmware... Harumph! Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 1 week ago
Canon M100 with Canon EF-M 22mm f2 STM Canon EOS M Talk 1 week ago
Anybody see (hear) Kim Lekteman Fujifilm FinePix Talk 1 week ago
How many are still joyfully using the M and/or M2? Canon EOS M Talk 1 week ago
12-60mm F/3.5-5.6 vs 12-32mm kit? Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 week ago
An "enthusiast" feeling PZ lens that has excellent IQ Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 2 weeks ago
Recommendations needed I Olympus SLR Talk 2 weeks ago
X-E2 with 18-55 still a good buy? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 2 weeks ago
Post Fuji Landscapes ... Fujifilm FinePix Talk 3 weeks ago
Where are you selling your old camera gear - eBay doesn't work anymore. Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 weeks ago
Does software like this even exist? PC Talk 3 weeks ago
What is the best way to check a 15-45 lens? Canon EOS M Talk 3 weeks ago
Sold all my EOS M gears and move on to Sony A7III Canon EOS M Talk 3 weeks ago
In support of Canon.. Who has "LEFT" and come back?? Canon EOS M Talk 3 weeks ago
Which camera took this picture? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 3 weeks ago
:-)) Sunday Cat! #546 April 1, 2018 ((-: Olympus SLR Talk 3 weeks ago
A question for those you who use the X-A3... Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 3 weeks ago
Let's talk about the 16-50pz Samsung Talk 3 weeks ago
Canon EOS M100 - The little engine that could... Canon EOS M Talk 3 weeks ago
Anyone Move To Fuji X From Micro Four Thirds? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 3 weeks ago
18-150 vs 18-55 and 55-200 on new M6 Canon EOS M Talk 3 weeks ago
Canon M50. Canon EOS M Talk 4 weeks ago
M50 Pictures look bad to me Canon EOS M Talk 4 weeks ago
Fuji X-A5 LCD screen flickering :( Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 4 weeks ago
What external drives do you use to backup photos? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 4 weeks ago