Leica Unveils New TL Camera With Faster AF and More Storage

Leica has unveiled the latest in their line of TL series cameras today with some significant improvements over the original model that was introduced back in 2014. Those improvements include a vastly (as Leica claims) improved AF system, specifically in AF-C mode, which would allow the new TL to better track and shoot action.

In addition, the internal storage has been upgraded to 32GB of storage, and there are also a pair of new mobile apps (one for Android and another for iOS), which help extend the capabilities of the camera beyond what you can see on the rear LCD. According to Leica, the new TL will come in three color variations including Black, Silver, and Titanium. All three versions will be built out of the same solid block of aluminum that is crafted in the legendary Leica factory in Wetzlar, Germany.

Leica TL Highlights

  • 16MP APS-C Sensor
  • 32GB Internal Storage
  • ISO 100 to ISO 12500
  • 1080P HD Video

Also notable, the new TL will come with improved compatibility with other Leica system lenses, including Leica R lenses, through the use of a new R adapter which will allow older Leica R lenses to be mounted and used on the new TL. The caveat here is they will remain manual focus lenses, so you would lose the AF capabilities of the TL. Leica has announced that the new TL will be available in November 2016, so at some point later this month, and will retail for $1695 for the body only. Native TL lenses begin at $1650, so buying both would set you back $3450 or so.

More information on the Leica TL can be found over on the Leica website, here.

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