Ben Herrmann

Ben Herrmann

Lives in United States Central North Carolina region, 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. Folks have been calling me "Ben" since the early 1950's - so that nickname stuck.

BIRTHPLACE: Moosburg, Bavaria (Germany)

CURRENT HOME: Central North Carolina where we moved after I retired from the Marine Corps. As a matter of background info, my parents and I emigrated to the United States in the early 1950's and settled in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area.

MILITARY SERVICE: 26 years of active service in the US Marine Corps (67 - 93).

OTHER JOB EXPERIENCES: Park and Lake Manager, and that was followed by being a New Home Construction Sales Real Estate Broker. I am fully retired now, although I don't consider myself "retired" in any sense of that word.

HOBBIES and PREFERRED ACTIVITIES: Avid physical fitness and weight training in various gyms. Hobbies involving material things are photography (doing that since Vietnam in '69) and higher-end audio. I tend to switch back and forth between the two. If you don't see me on these forums for a few months, it's because I turned the audiophile switch on, and I am focusing on that arena. Other likes include fine dining and wine tasting, gardening, and rifle and pistol marksmanship.

ASTROLOGICAL SIGN: Aquarius (Feb 13).

EDUCATION: (NC State University) - BS - Natural Resources and Parks Management - summa cum laude 4.01.

Ben Herrmann's current gear

Canon EOS M
Canon EOS M6
Fujifilm X-A5
I love this camera! Is it a speed demon? Hell no, but its gorgeous color tonality, all metal build quality, and just overall feel, make this a keeper to be sure.
I enjoy (no, make that "love"] this camera. I have the awesome EF-M 11-22 wide angle zoom lens attached to mine, and this has become an absolutely superb scenic photography combination camera.
Fujifilm X-E2S
Fujifilm X-E3
Fujifilm X-T100
I've basically upgraded most of my Fuji cameras to the 24 MP models, except for this gorgeous X-E2s which has wonderful colors and is quite sharp - even though it only has a 16 MP sensor. It feels great in the hand and is a joy to use.
Another Fuji camera I thoroughly enjoy using. It's a good step from the earlier X-E2 series, but I must admit, I kept the X-E2s because it's still an awesome camera. But the X-E2 is a delight to use for a number of reasons.
Although still considered entry level (with an EVF), the IQ from this camera can stand up to the best of them to be sure.
Fujifilm X-T2
Fujifilm X-T20
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
Again - another great Fujifilm camera. It feels wonderful in the hand and I enjoy using it. I previously upgraded from the X-T1 for this one.
A nice compact feel to this body - which is similar to the X-T100, but with an X-Trans sensor. It's a joy to use.
Whenever I pick up this camera, I am reminded at what a joy it is to use this model. It has plenty of dials and buttons, feels great in the hand, performs superbly, and renders great images. What more is there to want in a camera?
Other gear:
  • Canon EOS M2 Great little camera - actually a tad smaller than the original M - and faster.