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
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.
Other gear:
  • Canon EOS M2 Great little camera - actually a tad smaller than the original M - and faster.

Ben Herrmann's wish list

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Panasonic Lumix DC-GH6