Just saying hello to a new forum....

Discussion in 'Welcomes and introductions' started by benherrmann, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. benherrmann

    benherrmann New to Mu-43

    Jan 4, 2013
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    Real Name:
    Bernd W. (Ben) Herrmann
    Hello all:

    Many of you may know me from various other forums. This is Ben Herrmann and I've been into the 4/3 and micro 4/3 end of things since their inception. I've been a prolific poster over the past 11 years at DPReview and of course, 43Photo (where I haven't done much recently).

    As a matter of background information, I was born in Germany and emigrated to the US during the mid 50's. I served 26 years in the Marine Corps (Vietnam Vet) and have served as a Park Ranger/Lake Warden since then and also did some dabbling in new home construction real estate.

    My current m/43 cameras are the GF-1, GH-1, EP-2 and most recently, the E-PL5. My regular 4/3 cameras still include the E-1, E-3, and E-30. And yes, on the "small side of the house, I have a XZ-1 and Panny LX-5 also. My "other brand" cameras include the Nikon P7000, P7100, P7700, and P510. On the Canon side of the house, I'm using the G-12, S-100, and SX-50 HS. And finally (whew....), I also shoot with the Fuji X-10

    Although I don't do much posting anymore (not like I used to do), I do like finding new forums (which I did here). I'm in the process of wanting to get a 12-50 lens, so let's see how that works out here.

    I reside in the small town of Fuquay Varina, NC which is 30 minutes south of Raleigh, NC. I'm fully retired now.

    I consider my skills advanced since I've been photographing since right before the Vietnam war - long time isn't it.

    Anyway, just wanted to say hello. My best to all!!!!!

    And just to put a photo with a face, here's a photo of my wife (Jane) and I taken just a few weeks ago.

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  2. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
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    Welcome. That's a great portrait of you two.
  3. scottychop

    scottychop Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 10, 2012
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    Welcome to the forum. Great intro and photo. You have a PM. :smile:
  4. Fmrvette

    Fmrvette This Space For Rent

    May 26, 2012
    Detroit, Michigan
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    Hello from another Viet Vet - got my first 'serious' camera in the PX at Vung Tau in '69.

    Welcome aboard, Marine!


  5. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
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    Welcome and thanks for the introduction and photo! :cool:
  6. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011
    I remember you from 4/3's forum.. welcome!
  7. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 10, 2012
    Athens Greece
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    Welcome to the forum! Glad to have you with us!