Launched off the back of the hugely popular Leica TL digital camera, the TL2 is a newer, updated version of the German camera manufacturing juggernaut’s handsome and practical digital SLR. The advancements in the new model carry on from the unique traits of its predecessor; speed and precision.
The auto-focus feature focuses sharply on subjects in around only 165 milliseconds, three times faster than its predecessor. They’ve also added an electronically controlled shutter, which is virtually silent, and can continuously shoot at 20 frames per second. One of the first things to notice about this camera is the quality of the construction. Made in their Leitz Park facility, it’s forged from a single piece of aluminium, and each one is hand-buffed to produce the smooth, quality finish for which Leica cameras are known.
The integrated Wi-Fi makes sharing images a breeze, as well as the integrated TL app, available on iOS and Android, which turns your phone int0 a viewfinder and remote control station for your shutter speed, aperture etc. The range comprises a comprehensive portfolio of lenses, offering a selection of primary and zoom lenses, all of which come in black or silver, so all your gear can match.
Landing at $2450, it’s a quarter of the price of their super-fancy M10 model – not a bad way to own a Leica for a fraction of the cost.