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 recent activity

  • How are all you Fuji Homies out there...? Been awhile since I've posted regularly on this forum (or DPReview in general for that matter).  With two hobbies, vacillating back and forth between them ...
  • ...entry level camera.  It was limited - but I've long since discovered that some of the best cameras - with regard to the quality of the IQ (colors, etc.) - involve some of the older models from ...
  • The X-A1 had no issues (up to a point - meaning almost darkness) in low light. I've shot a variety of still subjects or slow moving subjects in those conditions. Now having said that, although the ...
  • Sorry - got my numbers mixed up (anymore).  The 16 MP X-A1 was a phenomenal camera.  That's the one if you can find one in great shape, then think about getting it.
  • Are you sayin' or implying that some of the EOS M lenses can be used with the RF mount in the future (when you used the term "Port")?  I would think that would be a bit impossible unless they come ...
  • Replied in The X-A10
    I believe (having used that one awhile back) that the X-A10 is perhaps, one of the finest X-A cameras made.  I regret having sold mine a few years back.  That 16 MP bayer sensor was awesome, and ...
  • Replied in Tactile features
    You know, it's been awhile since I used the M6 and yes, although the M6 is made of plastic also, it feels very solid - very, very solid.  I'd say that if you were to include the X-A5 or X-A7, the ...
  • ...whether on eBay or wherever, because these are high performing cameras that will put a smile on your face.  Even if you have to order from a Japanese vendor from Japan or Hong Kong (Taiwan has ...
  • My apologies for being so late in answering this.  In fact, I ran across it by accident.  You see, I have two hobbies - one is higher end audio and of course, then there's photography.  Over the ...
  • ...both function superbly, however, the Godox allows you more flexibility and range when using bounce modes.  The Meike 320 is a wonderful little flash with a small profile, yet high power ...
  • Let's face it - now-a-days, almost everyone seeks their 15 minutes of fame - whether that involves conducting personal reviews, expressing opinions on a variety of forums (which is what a review ...
  • iTEM  HAS SOLD FOR $410.
  • Please note the price reduction to $395 shipped.  This represents a remarkable value for all of this and the condition the camera is in. And again - please note that prospective buyers from either ...
  • Have lowered everything as a package to $410 shipped.  Must clear out various items I have up for sale.  As usual, those of you who have purchased from me in the past - and quite a few of you have ...
  • Wow, looking over your equipment, I can say you've been sidetracked to be sure.  I know that somebody is "beyond" into audio when I see 3 tonearms on a turntable - now that's dedication (or would ...
  • MINT/Like-New: I have a comprehensive OLYMPUS E-M10 Mk II (black and silver) with PANASONIC LUMIX 12-60 f3.5-5.6 OIS lens (black) package. The shutter count for the camera is only 1805 actuations ...
  • Replied in Back at ya...
    I forgot to mention a few things earlier: 1. Consider this source: With regard to streaming channels, I failed to mention something that many folks would have initially balked at. And what I'm ...
  • 1. Currently, I'm not using any streaming site - mainly, 'cause I'm not wanting to spend the money. I already spend enough as it is for various video streaming sites, so I've drawn the line.  So ...
  • ...I did not have Olympus Workspace installed, so trying to update it through that update method obviously was a no-go.  Then I tried the link suggested above - and I still couldn't get to the ...
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