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Leica TL, black anodized finish

SKU: 799429181468   Mfg Code: 18146

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  • Leica Camera proudly presents the Leica TL, a new camera model based on the Leica T. The Leica TL-System advances the performance, usability and flexibility of the Leica T with additional features and design changes. The Leica TL is the only system in its class that combines groundbreaking design, craftsmanship and instinctive use for the most enjoyable and rewarding experience in photography.

    The TL-System offers the user an experience that is unforgettably new yet aligned with Leica’s longstanding ideology of focusing on the essentials. The expansive system of TL lenses and accessories such as the Visoflex electronic viewfinder, M-Adapter L, R-Adapter L, SF 40 and SF 64 flashes all enhance the shooting experience while providing the user with more avenues for creativity. The Leica TL cameras will be available in black anodized, silver anodized and new titanium anodized colors.

    Key Benefits

    • Selection of extraordinary autofocus TL-Lenses, offering a wide range of focal lengths and speeds
    • An innovative modern system that also permits access to the legendary M and R lenses via adapters
    • Outstanding craftsmanship - unibody aluminum design
    • Easy and instinctive use with touch screen control
    • Minimalist design with new curving chamfered edges on titanium model
    • User-friendly and user-customizable menu
    • 32 GB built-in storage
    • TL-App on Apple App Store and Google Play makes it easy to share pictures
    • New accessories - functional camera protectors and carrying straps

    Important Features

    • Faster autofocus performance, especially in AF-C mode
    • Large, high-resolution touch screen and simple layout with just four physical controls
    • New features in iOS App & brand new Android App
    • New OIS Function via Leica SL OIS-equipped lenses
    • Extremely robust - Unibody design crafted from a single block of aluminum, assembled and polished by hand
    • Made in Germany

    The Leica TL simplifies photography with its 3.7“ high resolution touchscreen and four physical controls. It adapts to any shooting situation and allows the user to switch between automatic and manual modes easily. The easy to use touchscreen allows the user to focus and compose a picture simply by touching the screen. With the menu clearly displayed, it makes using the camera intuitive and accessible.

    LEICA TL - MyCamera
    One of the unique features of the Leica TL is it allows the user to have customizable settings under MyCamera menu. This allows the user to program the camera according to their photographic needs. These settings can be changed just as easily by long-press touching and dragging on the screen.

    The Leica TL captures sharp, brilliant pictures with high contrast and vivid color while providing fast, precise and virtually silent focusing and displaying the image in an instant. It also allows the user to switch to full HD video simply by switching on the camera and pressing the dedicated movie button. With a built-in storage of 32GB, the user doesn’t have to worry about forgetting an SD card.

    With integrated Wi-Fi, the Leica TL allows the photographer to shoot and shares pictures and videos via e-mail, Facebook and other social networks. With its wireless transmission, the Leica TL makes it possible to send pictures directly from the camera to a smartphone, tablet or computer. For iOS and Android devices, this is possible by downloading the free Leica TL app.

    The remote function of the Leica TL app allows the user to connect a smartphone or tablet to the camera wirelessly and use it as a remote electronic viewfinder for the Leica TL. This allows the user to set the shutter speed, aperture and activate the shutter release remotely. This added versatility is incredibly helpful for selftimer shots, group portraits and shooting from unusual angles or from a tripod.

    Leica TL owners have access to the TL-lens portfolio which offers a wide range of focal lengths and aperture speeds. In addition, Leica M and R lenses can be used on the Leica TL with an adapter.

  • Lens Connection    Leica L bayonet fitting with contact strip for communication between lens and cameras
    Lens System   Leica TL lenses and Leica M lenses using Leica M Adapter L
    Sensor   CMOS sensor, size APS-C (23.6 x 15.7 mm) with 16.5/16.3 million pixels (total/effective), format aspect ratio 3:2
    Resolution   JPEG:4928 x 3264 (16 megapixels), 4272 x 2856 (12.2 megapixels), 3264 x 2160 (7 megapixels), 2144 x 1424 (3 megapixels), 1632 x 1080 (1.8 megapixels), DNG: 4944 x 3278 pixels
    Picture data file formats / compression rates   Selectable: JPG Superfine, JPG Fine, DNG + JPG Superfine, DNG + JPG Fine


    Video Recording Format   MP4
    Video resolution / frame rate   Selectable: 1920 x 1080 p, 30 fps or 1280 x 720 p, 30 fps
    Storage media   32 GB internal memory; SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards, multimedia cards
    ISO range   Automatic, ISO 100 to ISO 12500
    White balance   Automatic, presets for daylight, cloud, halogen lighting, shadow, electronic flash, two manual settings, manual color temperature setting
    Autofocus system   Contrast based
    Autofocus metering methods   Single point, multiple point, spot, face detection, touch AF
    Exposure modes   Automatic program, aperture priority, shutter speed priority, manual setting, scene exposure modes: Fully automatic, sport, portrait, landscape, night portrait, snow/beach, fireworks, candlelight, sunset
    Exposure metering   Multiple field, center weighted, spot
    Exposure compensation   ±3 EV in 1/3 EV increments

    Automatic bracketing

      Three pictures in graduations up to ±3 EV, adjustable in 1/3 EV increments
    Shutter speed range   30 s to 1/4000 s
    Picture series   Approx. 5 FPS, 12 pictures with constant picture frequency, then depending on memory card properties
    Flash modes   Automatic, automatic / red eye reduction, always on, always on / red eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync / red eye reduction
    Flash exposure compensation   ±3 EV in 1/3 EV increments
    Flash synchronization   Sync time: 1 / 180 s

    Guide number of built-in flash unit


    for ISO 100

    Recovery time of built-in flash unit   Approx. 5 s with fully charged battery
    Monitor   3.7’ TFT LCD, 1.3 million pixels, 854 x 480 per color channel
    Self timer   Selectable delay time 2 or 12 s
    WLAN   Complies with IEEE 802.11b/g/n standard (standard WLAN protocol), channel 1-11, encryption method: WiFi compatible WPA / WPA2, access method: Infrastructure operation
    Power supply   Leica BP-DC 13 lithium ion battery, rated voltage 7.2 V, capacity 985 mAh (based on CIPA standard); approx. 400 pictures, charging time (after total discharge); approx. 160 min
    Connections   Micro USB port (2.0 High Speed), Leica flash interface with integrated connection for optional accessories; battery charging via USB connection with possible with max. 1A
    Charger   Leica BC-DC13, input: AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz, automatic reversing, Output: DC 8, 4V 0, 65A, Weight: approx. 90g, Dimensions: approx. 96 X 68 X 28 mm
    Body   Leica unibody solid aluminum design, two removable dummy plugs for carrying strap and other accessories, ISO flash shoe with center and control contacts for connection of more powerful external flash units, or for attaching the Leica Visoflex electronic viewfinder
    Tripod thread   A 1/4 DIN 4503 91/4”)
    Dimensions   134 x 69 x 33 mm
    Weight   Approx. 384 g / 339 g (with / without battery
    Items supplied   Camera body, carrying strap, 2 carrying strap release pins for detaching the carrying strap, battery (Leica DP-DC13), charger (Leica BC-DC13) with 6 adapter plugs, USB cable
    Software Included   90 day trial subscription to Adobe® Creative Cloud Photoshop & Lightroom®.
    Warranty   2 years