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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.

Speedlight Lighting Class October 12th


Do you need to learn how to use your on-camera flash?  Are you shooting weddings or location portraiture using natural light, but want to be prepared to handle adverse lighting conditions? Or are you just tired of the snapshot look of your pop-up flash and you want to add a speedlight to your bag of tricks?

We’re pleased to announce our newest class- Speedlight Lighting for Indoors & Out, taught by local commercial photographer Bryan Rierson.  This 3 hour class will be held on Sunday, October 12th from 2PM to 5PM at the JC Raulston Arboretum. Cost is $125 per person, and space is limited so pre-paid registration is encouraged.  Please call the store (919)836-2222 or come by to register.

This class will be appropriate for all DSLR users, but equipment demos will focus on Nikon and Canon speedlights. Students should bring their camera and speedlight so they can follow along and shoot during demos.  Participants should have a  solid understanding of Photo 101 (ISO, shutter speed, f stop, flash synch) prior to class.

We will start indoors in a classroom setting, demo indoor lighting techniques, then move out into the gardens to demo outdoor techniques.  Please wear clothing appropriate for the weather of the day, and don’t forget some sunscreen and/or a hat!

Map of JC Raulston Arboretum

Nikon D5000’s Class

Wednesday October 1st at 7pm.

This class will be a photo 101 class applied to the Nikon D5000, D5100, D5200 and D5300.  Basic controls as well as the fundamentals will be covered.  Please call or stop by the store to sign up and pay for the class.  Space is limited.  Price of the class is set at $75. 

Holiday Weekend Changes

Over the weekend there had been many changes in prices when it came to lenses.  Sigma Extended their rebates and Canon dropped the pricing on 20+ of their EF and EF-S lenses.

Sigma Lens Rebates
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I feel once again the best deal in the Sigma Rebates are the 100 Macro and the 150-500mm.  You can take my word for it, but i still recommend you stop on by and slap one on your camera and see how great they are.

I don’t have a complete list typed up for the Price Drops on Canon EF and EF-S lenses but one of the best deals is on the EF 24-70mm f4L IS USM.  It dropped $500.  WOW…..  it is now $999.99, down from $1499.00.  That my friend is serious.  I can not tell you a reason behind the price drops, but I can speculate that Dealers were tired of losing money on the rebate.

Any questions about the rebates or price drops, please stop on by the store.  Please bring your camera with you when you come check out the lenses.

EISA awards.

The European Imaging and Sound Association have announced their winners in several different categories.  Here are the winners that we carry:

Best Consumer DSLR:  Canon EOS Rebel D1200 or what is known as the Rebel T5.

Best Advanced Compact Camera System: Fujifilm X-T1

Best Compact System Lens: XFFujinon 56mmF1.2 R

Best photo Accessory: Manfrotto MT055CXPRO4

Best Professional DLSR Camera: Nikon D4s

Best DLSR Lens: Sigma 50mm f1.4 DG HSM [A]

Best DSLR Zoom Lens: Tamron 16-300mm f3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD

Best DSLR Telephoto Zoom Lens: Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD

Keep in mind that we do take in trades, so if you were looking for another reason to upgrade, hopefully these awards get you off the fence.



Battle Royale!

We received a shipment of the Tamron 150-600mm lens that every one is in love with.  After filling our pre orders, we have one left for Nikon.  So we have decided that we will have a Battle Royale for this lens.  Saturday August 16 at 4:15 if you are interested show up and bring your favorite medieval weapon, sign our waiver and battle it out against others to win the right to purchase the last Tamron 150-600 we have in stock for a while.

Totally just kidding.  I just wanted to make an interesting post.  We do however have in stock a Nikon Mounted Tamron 150-600mm.  It is available to any one interested. Please call or stop by the store to check it out and or purchase it.


New goodies and services

A few weeks ago all the sales reps paid us a visit.  Plenty of cool new things were ordered and in the store.  For those with a GoPro addiction we have Grips, cages and pelican cases for you.  Tripods, plenty of tripods.  Now may be a great time to upgrade yours or maybe get the Carbon Fiber tripod of your dreams.  We also have the thinnest UV filters on the market.  Great for your wide angle lens.  If you are a film afficionado, maybe the 4×5 Sinar is what you are looking for?  Just maybe!

It seems that there was so many new goodies that i can not remember them all, so I guess you will have to stop on by and see all the cool toys.