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.

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 (Wehrmacht) Officer and he elected for us to emigrate to the United States following the war. We subsequently became naturalized proud American citizens.

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Retired US Marine Corps and now fully retired.

ASTROLOGICAL SIGN: Aquarius (Feb 13).

EDUCATION: (NC State University) - BS - Parks and Natural Resources Management - Summa Cum Laude (GPA 4.01).

SCENARIOS THAT TEND TO IRRITATE ME: Political correctness, violent radicals, socialists, and establishment politicians in general.

HOBBIES AND/OR PREFERRED ACTIVITIES: Avid physical fitness and weight training, digital photography, fine cuisine and wine, gardening, and rifle and pistol marksmanship (favorite pistols - Glock and H&K).

CAMERAS CURRENTLY IN MY COLLECTION (and yes, I do use them all from time to time - although some are now collector items):

CANON:
G12, SX50 HS, EOS-M, EOS-M2, EOS-M10, EOS M3

FUJI:
XF1, X10, X20, X30, X-S1, X-E1, X-E2, X-M1, X-A1, X-A3, and X-T1

NIKON:
P6000, P7700 and P330

OLYMPUS:
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, E-PL7, and E-M 10 II.

PANASONIC LUMIX:
LX7, L1, L10, GF1, GX1, G5, GF6, and GH3

SAMSUNG:
EX2F, NX300, NX30 and NX500

Ben Herrmann's recent activity

  • I was breezing through this OP and initially wondered why in the hell the OP would want a dead cat?  Sigh...I feel like such a fool.
  • Marty - Amen!! Too many good lenses and what to get next (or first).

  • Now photo perzon....sigh. I know you mean well, but I don't think very many people purchase Panasonic cameras purely for skin tones - albeit the GH5 and one or two others have really made huge...

  • Replied in Holy cow...
    ...talk about reviving a posting dating back 9 years ago.
  • Replied in Haaaaa....
    " Mr. Daniel? " - Haaaaa, I like that designation - sounds a bit formal though. Sounds like something out of a porn movie - ya gotta love it!   I personally prefer something along the lines of " Mr ...
  • I originally got the M10 and 15-45 for "da Misses" awhile back.  Heck, I only paid somewhere in the vicinity of $369 USD off of eBay and it came with a US warranty.  But after awhile, it was ...
  • Replied in As was stated...
    How we view images depends on a number of variables - one of which is the monitors we view them on.  Our monitors can vary with as many models (both calibrated and uncalibrated) as there are people. ...
  • ...and that is I was wishing that Olympus would somehow update the 12-50. I was never happy with the optical performance of that lens, but I so longed for the focal reach it had. I was also hoping ...
  • Since using X-Transformer, I've been delighted with the results I'm getting with X-Trans files.  Granted, everyone using X-Transformer will settle on their own settings and I certainly have - and ...
  • Replied in Thanks...
    She's our sweetheart, "Sheba" that we adopted some 4 years ago.  Problem is that most of the time she behaves like a dog.  For instance, she'll meet and greet people at the front door, stands ...
  • Replied in You know...
    In retrospect, I should have never ever sold my P880 - which I parted with years ago.  The Kodak color renderings from that camera were absolutely superb.  Yet somehow I still kept my Olympus C8080. ...
  • been around for as long as B&H.  I've even purchased some minor items from them over the past 20 years - never had any issues (thus far).  But I wouldn't go out of my way to buy from them.
  • Although we rarely see any snakes - other than the rat snakes or black racers, which are harmless, but put on a good show - I do run into the occasional copperhead. And they are so sneaky because ...
  • Replied in Actually...
    My home is surrounded by woods and a few streams on 3 sides. In the woods is where I stumble across various wildlife - not actually in my neighborhood.
  • 1.  To begin, as an aside, "the E-P5 feeling flimsy...?"  Really?  I consider my Olympus E-P5 to be superbly constructed and I just love that model.  Oh well... 2.  The X-E1 is a great camera model ...
  • ...I ordered the E-M10 II from the Oly website (refurbished - the silver model, body only) for only $389 (or something like that).  I did that some six weeks ago and I've got to tell you that I ...
  • Alright, so this will be a different type of posting - that is, no equipment talk, no photos, no arguments about shooting styles.  This thread could have been posted on just about any forum, but I ...
  • ...about the end of the disposal camera.  Check it out... http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2017/07/13/the-end-of-the-disposable-digital-camera-era-is-here/
  • Replied in Tilt Feature...
    Yes, the tilt feature is a very nice to have and the Olympus versions (VF3 and VF4) are absolutely superb because they have one little feature that is invaluable.  That feature is that when in the ...
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