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About peacecamera

Local, Independently Owned, Camera Store in Raleigh, North Carolina. We carry a large selection of camera gear for both film and digital cameras. We have a large variety of digital cameras (including used film cameras), and camera equipment and supplies. We carry products for both the amateur and professional photographer.

The 1st Annual Peace Camera Print Contest

Last year we sacrificed a bit of floor space in the store and built a gallery to display some of our customers’ awesome photography work. We’ve really been enjoying everyone’s submissions, and we’ve even hosted a month-long show for the Raleigh Outdoor Photography Club.


Now we’ve decided to hold the First Annual Peace Camera Print Contest, with a grand prize of a $100 gift certificate to the store! See below for submission guidelines and rules, and good luck to everyone!

-Submissions must be framed prints, preferably matted, and the frame must be no larger than 16″ x 20″.

-Framed print submissions must be dropped off here in the store by the end of business (4pm) on Saturday June 7th, 2014.

-No previous entries to the Peace Camera Gallery will be accepted, and all photographs must have been taken in 2013 or 2014.

-Employees of Peace Camera and their relatives are not eligible.

The Grand Prize Winner will receive a $100 Gift Certificate to the store and will be announced on June 16th. The winning print and all Honorable Mention recipients’ prints will hang in our gallery through the end of July 2014. We’re excited to see your best work- have fun and good luck!

Carolina Railhawks Photographer of the Match Image Competitions

May 17th is the first Carlina Railhawks Photographer of the Match Image Competition.

You can have the opportunity to shoot the Carolina Railhawks from the side lines.  Also the winner will receive a voucher for 4 tickets to any Home Railhawks match.

This was very successful last season, so we continued this with the Railhawks again this season.  The cut off for submission for the May 17th match will be  Wednesday May 14th at 4pm.  Please submit up to “4″ soccer related images. They should be JPEG format and emailed to:

We look forward to your submissions

Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art series

Photo Apr 03, 4 36 21 PMToday Sigma finally announced the price on this beauty.  Priced at $949.00 this 50mm is quite a bit more that what Canon and Nikon have, but according to Sigma, they have Zeiss in their cross hairs.  Images from this lens are trickling in so it is sorta hard to really see how it measures up.  We are taking pre orders for this lens.  If you are interested, please call the store

Money Bags

Who is made of Money these days? If you are, please come on down to the store and buy one of every thing we have!

I am of the opinion that to make work easier you must have the right tools.  In this industry if you are working, having the right tools makes your life shooting much much easier.  Not all of us can rush out and buy all the best toys and tools for out kits.  We for the most part have to work at it and build it up gradually.  Case in point. Both Nikon and Canon have fast zooms.  One in particular is the 24-70 f2.8 range.  C and N have versions and you will have to  hand over between $1900-$2300.  In most cases you will be extremely happy with that purchase.

What are my choices if I don’t have 2 Grand?  You could start with the Sigma 24-70 f2.8.  Reading any review in forums online you will read lots of things good and bad.  But in the end i think it equals it out, puts you right on the fence.  Priced at $899 it will get you going and you will have all the benefits of what that focal length has.  You will see an immediate increase of quality in your images.  It will distinguish your work from most of your competition.  Use it until you have the the big bucks saved up to get the Nikon or Canon version.  Hey, you could even trade it towards any of your dream lenses on your list.