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. I adopted the "nickname: of "Ben." Why "Ben?" After we emigrated to the US from Germany in the early 1950's (right after WW II), school kids began addressing me by 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.

HOBBIES and PREFERRED ACTIVITIES: Avid physical fitness and weight training, photography, gardening, rifle and pistol marksmanship, gourmet dining and wine tastings (visiting various wineries across the state and other regions).

ASTROLOGICAL SIGN: Aquarius (Feb 13).

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

Ben Herrmann's recent activity

  • When they were first announced I was screaming with joy.  I was waiting anxiously, only to have it come to an anti-climactic conclusion.  Nikon really blew it on that one.  In the mean time, both ...
  • It's just par for the course with these cameras.  And mine is mint.
  • That Panny 12-60 F3.5-5.6 OIS lens is a superb optic that performs well beyond what one would normally expect of a kit lens. Plus, along with the ideal 24-120 MM focal equivalent, the lens if ...
  • I realize the other cameras I mentioned had slightly larger sensors and fairly decent optics.  I'm saying that with regards to the overall design, this A1000 looks very similar to those other ...
  • Created discussion thread Nikon's newly announced A1000...
    ...really looks interesting.  Shades of the previous P7000/P7100/P7700 design strategies.  Sure, it has a 1 2/3" sensor - but tremendous advances have been made in this arena.  But look at the ...
  • ,,,two peas in a pod.
  • ...and this is all you can come up with.  You probably created this account just to post these types of things to get a rise out of people.
  • I love your online handle - Hung Low!!!!!  :-) When I was much, much younger - and in my ridiculous days - I was talkin' to this one girl.  I asked her if she wanted to meet my Chinese friend, " On ...
  • Replied in Just saw this...
    ...and it reminded me of the wonderful color tonality of Samsung cameras. I may now have to look for an NX Mini, of which there's lots of good new ones on the market.
  • I need another camera like I need a hole in my head!!!!!   I'm quite happy with my shooting efforts between Fuji X, Canon EOS M, Micro 4/3, and Samsung NX.  Adding another mirrorless option from ...
  • ...then from the looks of it, it appears that the other brands are trying to play catch-up or now feel the need to compete with Fuji's policy on FW updates?   Besides, regardless of how many FW ...
  • ...as to why Canon would have a hard time competing with Sony, especially in this category of camera?  Why is it that whenever a newer camera is released by another brand, some folks will feel ...
  • Replied in Bingo...
    In particular, what he/she said (clip copied below): "Personally, I find the price of the Pana-Leica somewhat exorbitant. Certainly there are some areas where it outperforms the Lumix as we’ve seen ...
  • ...I'd have to strongly suggest that you add "user comments" to the mix. I say this because prior to getting my first Panny 12-60 a few years back, there were only a few reviews on it (which I ...
  • Replied in Well...
    ...Lets clarify a bit here.  Are you implying that there's no complaint with the lens/camera combo, orrr the gorgeous babe?  😀
  • ...reality of lower to mid-tier lenses typically having copy to copy variations in optical quality, I must say that in my case, I'm finding the EF-M 18-150 to have better image clarity levels than ...
  • 1. To begin with, we tend (on all of the forums) to focus solely on the latest and greatest releases. After all, it's human nature to desire the next best thing to come along. 2. Having said, quite ...
  • ...I'm still maintaining 2 of them (after having sold 3 other mint ones). But although they are in virtually new condition, things are slowly starting to go south (sensor-wise). So when the ...
  • The scammers on eBay are so predictable that it has become pathetic in their ongoing feeble attempts at trying to snatch your gear. But they are easily recognizable and usually only appear right ...
  • The reality is that if you're looking to sell in a relatively short time (or as immediately as possible), then dropping the price to an enticing "buy now" level will do the trick. Look, nobody can ...
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