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 and wine, and 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:

Various Mirrorless models from Panasonic, Olympus, Samsung, and Canon (M).

Enthusiast and P&S models from Samsung, Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Panasonic, Kodak, and Olympus.

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Hey guys, some of you may be interested in this... Olympus SLR Talk 4 hours ago
Part I - Numerous Fuji and Micro 43 camera and lenses for sale For Sale and Wanted 5 hours ago
Horrible Refurbished Purchase from Olympus Outlet Micro Four Thirds Talk 6 hours ago
PART III - Mint-Like New - several zoom lenses - Canon and Samsung For Sale and Wanted 16 hours ago
Camera for the little lady...........??? Micro Four Thirds Talk 17 hours ago
Some of you might be interested in these items... Olympus Compact Camera Talk 18 hours ago
PART II - Various Olympus gear for sale - for collectors/enthusiasts For Sale and Wanted 1 day ago
Reevaluating the ole' XZ1... Olympus Compact Camera Talk 2 days ago
Travel zooms - 14-150II or 14-40 & 4-150 PRO's Micro Four Thirds Talk 2 days ago
New Thread on old subject - Windows 10 vs multiple external drives PC Talk 3 days ago
Share some of your landscape photos with us Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 3 days ago
Nostalgia....my first digital camera Olympus Compact Camera Talk 4 days ago
Any former micro 4/3 or fuji folks now shooting Canon M? Canon EOS M Talk 6 days ago
Thinking of selling my nx1 gear... Samsung Talk 1 week ago
The power of the NX1 - you have to see this video... UAU!!!!! Samsung Talk 1 week ago
Your favorite 2017 photo taken with your M? Canon EOS M Talk 1 week ago
Not that it matters to anyone - but I borrowed an M100... Canon EOS M Talk 1 week ago
Items of interest for sale... Fujifilm FinePix Talk 1 week ago
XQ2 wishing you all a great 2018 Fujifilm FinePix Talk 1 week ago
COMING SOON: New Fujinon XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS Pancake Power Zoom Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 1 week ago
Canon Working on 4/3 Format Sensor and 12-385mm F1.8-4.0 Lens Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 week ago
CF card C5050 Olympus Compact Camera Talk 2 weeks ago
16-50mm kit lens any good? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 2 weeks ago
anyone used a Meike handgrip for their Fuji? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 2 weeks ago
Grip for Canon EOS M3/M6 Canon EOS M Talk 2 weeks ago
A companion for Samsung NX Samsung Talk 2 weeks ago
:-)) Sunday Cat! #533 December 31, 2017 ((-: Olympus SLR Talk 2 weeks ago
The Siren call of the 12-100 Micro Four Thirds Talk 2 weeks ago
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best used Fujifilm compact to buy? Fujifilm FinePix Talk 2 weeks ago
Cold job Site with the M6 Canon EOS M Talk 3 weeks ago
How to make a HQ landscape photo with minimum noise? Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 weeks ago
PATENT: CANON EF-M 9-18MM F/4-5.6 Canon EOS M Talk 3 weeks ago
Jumping ship. Panasonic wins. Samsung Talk 3 weeks ago
Problems and Opportunities for M4/3 going forward Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 weeks ago
I wore out another P330 Nikon Coolpix Talk 3 weeks ago
I need panasonic to make a PS G1X M3 Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 weeks ago
Merry Christmas, now what did everyone get? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 3 weeks ago
Free DXO Film Pack 5 Essential Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 weeks ago
Raw makes a difference (X-S1) Fujifilm FinePix Talk 4 weeks ago
Update on the status of "Photo Ninja" software Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 4 weeks ago
What's Santa bringing you this year? Micro Four Thirds Talk 4 weeks ago
I may be eating a bit of "crow" now... Canon EOS M Talk 4 weeks ago
To those of you who observe 🎅 Fujifilm FinePix Talk 4 weeks ago
Do you despair... Canon EOS M Talk 4 weeks ago
is it worth it upgrading fujifilm xm1 to fujifilm xe2? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 4 weeks ago
Whatever country you happen to hail from... Canon EOS M Talk 1 month ago
Whatever country you hail from... Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
M5: why 15-45 instead of 18-55 as kit? Canon EOS M Talk 1 month ago
Remote control for Canon M10 Canon EOS M Talk 1 month ago