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, and EOS M3

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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Where to buy Meike MK-320 flash? Fujifilm FinePix Talk 5 min ago
Samsung EX2F vs Samsung NX mini + 9mm Samsung Talk 11 min ago
So what are you doing now that Samsung has... Samsung Talk 2 hours ago
Confused about sensor sizes Nikon Coolpix Talk 14 hours ago
Something different now - So where do you live? Fujifilm FinePix Talk 19 hours ago
Which version of RAW file converter... Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 19 hours ago
Imaging Resource 'Comparometer' surprise results Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 1 day ago
New M10 w/15-45 lens kits - only $369.00 USD + free shipping Canon EOS M Talk 3 days ago
Auto ISO Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 4 days ago
Why you should keep your XF1, or X10, or X-S1... Fujifilm FinePix Talk 5 days ago
Looks like no more X series of enthusiast cameras... Fujifilm FinePix Talk 5 days ago
EF-M 15-45mm MTF Canon EOS M Talk 5 days ago
FUJI UPGRADE Fujifilm FinePix Talk 5 days ago
P7800 Alternatives? Nikon Coolpix Talk 6 days ago
Fuji X70 is the newest the best? Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 6 days ago
out and about with x30 Fujifilm FinePix Talk 1 week ago
Not Loving Fuji: X-E1 Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 1 week ago
Panasonic Lumix L1 Olympus SLR Talk 1 week ago
X30 Dynamic Range Correction? Fujifilm FinePix Talk 1 week ago
Some reasons to move from Fuji to Olympus Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 1 week ago
Olympus & Fuji Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 week ago
Old vs. new Olympus SLR Talk 2 weeks ago
No tech time, just a few X30 images... Fujifilm FinePix Talk 2 weeks ago
Jalywol - dilemma 2 Micro Four Thirds Talk 2 weeks ago
Withstanding the test of time... Fujifilm FinePix Talk 3 weeks ago
Robin Wong and the C-8080 Wide Zoom Olympus Compact Camera Talk 3 weeks ago
I have a screw loose Canon EOS M Talk 3 weeks ago
M2 EF 50mm f1.8 STM on Huntington Beach Canon EOS M Talk 3 weeks ago
Switching from FF to M Setup - Good Idea? Canon EOS M Talk 3 weeks ago
"We're sorry" upgrade or ... Canon EOS M Talk 3 weeks ago
Olympus 14-150 vs. Tamron 14-150 Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 weeks ago
FR Report Fuji Patent for 16-55/2.8 with OIS Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 3 weeks ago
Please - that advertisement page when you first... Site Feedback and Help 3 weeks ago
Quick question about the Panny 35-100 f4-5.6 firmware Micro Four Thirds Talk 3 weeks ago
:-)) Sunday Cat! #456 June 26, 2016 ((-: Micro Four Thirds Talk 4 weeks ago
The X30 and Meike MK320 flash combo - excellent!! Fujifilm FinePix Talk 4 weeks ago
To date, the best photo I've taken (NX300). Samsung Talk 4 weeks ago
Samsung EX2F - size does matter! Samsung Talk 4 weeks ago
EOS M2 first impressions Canon EOS M Talk 4 weeks ago
Just ordered one of these grips for the M3... Canon EOS M Talk 4 weeks ago
Metering preferences on X cameras... Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 4 weeks ago
Switch to the Olympus system Olympus SLR Talk 1 month ago
Canon G16 or Fujifilm X30? Canon PowerShot Talk 1 month ago
NX in the future - what can we expect Samsung Talk 1 month ago
How is EVF-DC1? Canon EOS M Talk 1 month ago
The fine art of "rediscovery," revisited... (the XZ-1) Olympus Compact Camera Talk 1 month ago
:-)) Sunday Cat! #453 June 5, 2016 ((-: Olympus SLR Talk 1 month ago
Contented Dogs Micro Four Thirds Talk 1 month ago
:-)) Sunday Cat! #455 June 19, 2016 ((-: Olympus SLR Talk 1 month ago
Thinking about switching to Fuji Fujifilm X System / SLR Talk 1 month ago