Ben Herrmann

Ben Herrmann

Lives in United States Wake County, 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. Go by "nickname: of "Ben." Why "Ben?" After arriving in the US in the early 1950's (right after WW II), school kids began calling me two specific names - one being "da Nazi," and the other being "Ben." Well obviously, I choose to respond to "Ben" and that name stuck ever since. Kids can be cruel, y'know!

BIRTHPLACE: Moosburg, Bavaria (Germany)

CURRENT HOME: We emigrated to the United States in the early 1950's and settled in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. My father was a WW II German Army (Panzer) Officer. We subsequently became proud (and hopefully, productive) naturalized American citizens.

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Retired US Marine Corps (26 years of active service - Viet Nam vet) and now fully retired - although I don't consider myself a senior citizen by any stretch of the imagination.

ASTROLOGICAL SIGN: Aquarius (Feb 13).

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

HOBBIES AND/OR PREFERRED ACTIVITIES: Avid physical fitness and weight training, digital photography, fine cuisine and wine, and gardening- along with rifle and pistol marksmanship (favorite firearms brands = Glock, Walther, Springfield, H&K, and Sig Sauer).

FAVORITE MUSIC: Classical and Romantic time periods, specifically, Mozart, Haydn, Johann Christian Bach, and Beethoven. Other types - Jazz of varying types. And yes, I even enjoy certain pieces performed by Bruno Mars (go figure)!

HISTORICAL PEOPLE THAT INSPIRED ME: Erwin Rommel, Klaus von Stauffenberg and Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

CAMERA SYSTEMS I AM CURRENTLY USING:

Various Mirrorless models from Panasonic, Olympus, Samsung, and Canon (M).

Enthusiast and P&S models from Samsung, Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Panasonic, Kodak, and Olympus.

Ben Herrmann's wish list

Sorted by most recently added.

Fujifilm X-H1
Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9
Panasonic Lumix DC-G9
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
Google Pixel 2 XL
Google Pixel 2
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 (EOS 200D / Kiss X9)
Canon EOS 6D Mark II
Canon EOS M6
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
Fujifilm X-T2
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm F4.0 IS Pro
Sony Alpha a7R II
Fujifilm X-Pro2
Olympus PEN-F
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)
Other gear:
  • Nikon DL24-500