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, EOS-M10, EOS M3, and 80D

FUJI:
XF1, X10, 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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Subject Forum Last post
Is Samsung still in the ILC Camera business? Samsung Talk 52 min ago
Lenstip / Imaging Resource Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 54 min ago
Canon EOS M3 Review & Samsung Exit Samsung Talk 1 hour ago
Just pre-ordered the X-A3 Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 7 hours ago
Windows Update issue question for windows 10 PC Talk 11 hours ago
JJC Off Camera TTL Flash Cable - will this work? Micro Four Thirds Talk 12 hours ago
Enamored with X70, but... Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 15 hours ago
How does the X-S1 compare with recent superzooms? Fujifilm FinePix Talk 22 hours ago
NP-W126 Group Buy? :) Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 22 hours ago
Does Anyone still use an E-1? Olympus SLR Talk 1 day ago
Fuji X30 Sharpening Adjustment ? Fujifilm FinePix Talk 1 day ago
Fujifilm X-E2 or Sony a6000? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 1 day ago
So, will the DL cameras ever actually arrive? Nikon Coolpix Talk 1 day ago
Keep the XC 16-50 + 50-230 or swap with XF 18-55? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 1 day ago
IS Shooting Mode Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 2 days ago
Switching from Samsung. Lens advice. Micro Four Thirds Talk 4 days ago
From Canon EOS M to Sony A6000 should i do it ? Canon EOS M Talk 4 days ago
Now that they've stated that the X-A3 will have... Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 5 days ago
EM10 LOVE / HATE Micro Four Thirds Talk 5 days ago
Canon EF-M 28mm Canon EOS M Talk 5 days ago
You all know that look. Micro Four Thirds Talk 5 days ago
X-A3 Images of what camera will look like... Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 6 days ago
Could this Canon rumor be true? Canon EOS M Talk 1 week ago
Tamron 18-200mm? Canon EOS M Talk 1 week ago
DPR reviews the EOS-M3! Canon EOS M Talk 1 week ago
Are we getting "Samsung'd" here... Fujifilm FinePix Talk 1 week ago
Just thinkin' out loud a bit here... Samsung Talk 1 week ago
Thinking I should get a M2 Canon EOS M Talk 1 week ago
Just purchased a Canon EOS M10 and found that the touch display has a dead pixel. Canon EOS M Talk 1 week ago
Oly to canon to fuji and back....? Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 week ago
If You Could Only Have One Camera/Lens... Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 week ago
Top of the line Olympus camera Olympus SLR Talk 2 weeks ago
What version firmware for EOS M2? Canon EOS M Talk 2 weeks ago
M3 external grip? Canon EOS M Talk 2 weeks ago
X30 Dynamic Range Correction? Fujifilm FinePix Talk 3 weeks ago
Expose for highlights with X-T1? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 3 weeks ago
So what are you doing now that Samsung has... Samsung Talk 3 weeks ago
Not Loving Fuji: X-E1 Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 3 weeks ago
Jalywol - dilemma 2 Micro Four Thirds Talk 4 weeks ago
P7800 Alternatives? Nikon Coolpix Talk 4 weeks ago
Samsung EX2F vs Samsung NX mini + 9mm Samsung Talk 4 weeks ago
XM-1 Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 1 month ago
Just a word of caution about after-market... Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
The future of m43 hangs on sensors Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
Which version of RAW file converter... Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 1 month ago
Where to buy Meike MK-320 flash? Fujifilm FinePix Talk 1 month ago
Confused about sensor sizes Nikon Coolpix Talk 1 month ago
Something different now - So where do you live? Fujifilm FinePix Talk 1 month ago
Imaging Resource 'Comparometer' surprise results Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 1 month ago
New M10 w/15-45 lens kits - only $369.00 USD + free shipping Canon EOS M Talk 1 month ago