Leica Ts Up
An updated version of Leica’s T ‘APS-C’ mirrorless camera is now available. The new Leica TL features the same hewn-from-solid aluminium bodyshell as the T, but there’s a choice of three finishes in silver, black or titanium. This last version also features bevelled edges on the top and bottom plates.
On the inside there’s a bigger 32 GB internal memory (actually twice the previous capacity) and various improvements to the autofocusing system especially in the continuous mode. The new TL supports SL System lenses with optical image stabilisation and allows the use of Leica R System lenses in combination with the R Adapter L. What’s now known as the TL System currently comprises six lenses – three primes and three zooms which span a focal range of 17mm to 200mm (35mm format equivalent). Additionally, the SL System lenses can be used on the Leica TL without an adapter. Unchanged from the T is the largely touchscreen-based operation – using a large 9.4 cm fixed TFT LCD monitor panel – 16.5 megapixels CMOS sensor, 5.0 fps continuous shooting and pop-up flash. As before, the TL doesn’t have a built-in EVF, but can be fitted with an optional unit.
In addition to the internal memory, the TL has a single memory card slot for the SD format. WiFi functionality is improved via a new Leica TL app which is available for Android as well as iOS devices and allows for remote control of selected camera operations, including selecting apertures and shutter speeds.
The Leica TL is priced at $2450 body only (in all finishes) while special Nappa leather body protectors (in black, red or stone grey) are available at $170.
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