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):

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.

LX7, L1, L10, GF1, GX1, G5, GF6, and GH3

P7700 and P330

G12, SX50 HS, EOS-M, EOS-M2, EOS-M10, EOS M3, and 80D

XF1, X10, X20, X30, X-S1, X-E1, X-E2, X-M1, X-A1, and X-T1

EX2F, NX300, NX30 and NX500

Ben Herrmann's wish list

Sorted by most recently added.

Fujifilm X-Pro2
Fujifilm X-T2
Nikon DL24-500
Olympus PEN-F
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)
Sony Alpha 7R II

Ben Herrmann's previous gear

Canon PowerShot A620
Canon PowerShot A640
Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
Canon PowerShot G10
Canon PowerShot G1
Canon PowerShot G2
Canon PowerShot G3
Canon PowerShot G5
Canon PowerShot G6
Canon PowerShot G7
Canon PowerShot Pro1
Fujifilm FinePix F10 Zoom
Fujifilm FinePix F11 Zoom
Fujifilm FinePix S602 Zoom
Fujifilm FinePix S7000 Zoom
Fujifilm FinePix S20 Pro
FujiFilm FinePix S9100 (FinePix S9600)
Fujifilm FinePix S100fs
Kodak EasyShare P880
Minolta DiMAGE A1
Konica Minolta DiMAGE A200
Leica D-LUX 3
Leica D-LUX 4
Nikon Coolpix P6000
Nikon Coolpix P5000
Nikon Coolpix P5100
Nikon Coolpix 5000
Nikon Coolpix 5700
Nikon Coolpix 8700
Nikon Coolpix 8400
Nikon Coolpix 8800
Olympus SP-320
Olympus SP-350
Olympus C-5050 Zoom
Olympus C-5060 Wide Zoom
Olympus C-7000 Zoom
Olympus SP-510 UZ
Olympus SP-550 UZ
Olympus SP-570 UZ
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3
Samsung Pro815
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1
FujiFilm FinePix S200EXR (FinePix S205EXR)
Canon PowerShot S90
Canon PowerShot G11
Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
Nikon Coolpix P300
Canon PowerShot S100
Nikon Coolpix P510
Canon EOS 10D
Canon EOS 30D
Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro
Nikon D40
Nikon D50
Nikon D60
Nikon D70
Nikon D80
Nikon D90
Nikon D2H
Olympus E-410 (EVOLT E-410)
Olympus E-510 (EVOLT E-510)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1
Nikon D5000
Nikon D3000
Olympus PEN E-P2
Other gear:
  • Canon Powershot SX-20 HS