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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.

Do you know my friend Fill?

Fill flash these days is something that many portrait photographers do not understand or use.  With all the cool toys available out today this should not be the case.  The Phottix Laso TTL is such a toy.  The two greatest things about the Laso is the fact that is used the Canon “RT” technology and the price.  For $99 compared to $320 with the Canon ST-E3-RT you get all the similar functions plus the Laso is a Transmitter/Receiver.  Making the unit a great accessory to tie in your older Canon Speedlites in to the RT system.  Canon rather you just buy new flashes.  Bring in your gear to give the Laso TTL a whirl.  We think you will really like it.

Used Sony Alphas

The Sony A7s has sold, the a6000 is still available.

This week has been a great week for used gear.  Earlier this week we took in a big lot of Canon gear with plenty left to check out.  Today we aquired a few Sony alpha mirror less cameras.  The Sony A7s full frame 12mp camera is going for $1850 SOLD
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The Sony a6000, a cropped 24mp camera is going for $400. SOLD
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We do not have any lenses for these camera, so be sure to bring your own to fully test out the gear.  Like most of our used gear the cameras will come with 3 month warranty.

New low-cost LED light set from Savage

New to the store is a 2-light LED kit from Savage for only $139.00! In the box you’ll find two 250w LED’s with mounts, stands, and umbrellas- all in a small carrying case. A perfect starter light set for portraits or small products.


LEDs provide daylight-balanced, continuous light without getting hot like incandescent photofloods or halogen bulbs. The umbrellas can either be reflective or shoot-thru, but be advised they’re not the brightest bulbs we’ve ever seen. If you can crank your camera’s ISO up into the stratosphere you can use these just fine.


This portrait of Shelley was shot with A Canon T5i & 18-55 kit lens at ISO 1600, 1/125 @ f5.6. One LED was positioned just to the right of camera with a shoot-thru umbrella, while the 2nd LED was behind and to Shelley’s left in a reflective umbrella, spilling onto the background and Shelley’s shoulder.

With such a small, lightweight, cost effective kit and today’s high-ISO cameras you can set up a small headshot studio just about anywhere.


Canon 5Ds bodies are in stock

Your need for 50 megapixels can now be full filled.  The 5Ds is in stock and priced at $3699.99.  DETAIL, that is all that you will be seeing.  Nothing else on the planet, besides larger format cameras will give you what you have been missing in life. Word to the wise, on the way home go pick up a few 4TB drives for your computer.   On average the Large RAW is 100Mb each, that makes your Apple music collection look like small potatoes.