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Leica TL2 Mirrorless Camera with 18-56mm Lens Kit (Black)

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Leica TL2 Mirrorless Camera with 18-56mm Lens Kit (Black)
Key Features
  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • Leica Maestro II Image Processor
  • UHD 4K30 and Full HD 1080p60 Video
  • Up to 20 fps Shooting and ISO 50000
A versatile pairing offered here in black, this Leica TL2 Mirrorless Camera with 18-56mm Lens Kit bundles the sleek mirrorless body with the Vario-Elmar-T 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH lens.
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Leica TL2 Overview

A versatile pairing offered here in black, this Leica TL2 Mirrorless Camera with 18-56mm Lens Kit bundles the sleek mirrorless body with the Vario-Elmar-T 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH lens.

Leica TL2 Mirrorless Camera (Black)

Minimal and intuitive, the black Leica TL2 is an ideal tool for photographers looking for a compact, yet capable imaging system with the latest technology. It maintains the unibody design of its predecessors and is crafted in Germany from a single block of aluminum for durability, but makes a major advancement with the implementation of a newly developed 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor and the Maestro II processor. This enables multiple high-end features, including 20-fps shooting with an electronic shutter, UHD 4K video at 30 fps, and Full HD video at 60 fps. Along with the electronic shutter, which can provide shutter speeds of up to 1/40000 second as well, the contrast-detect AF system is enhanced with 49 points and vastly improved speed.

With a carefully crafted design already, the TL2 enhanced the 3.7" 1.3m-dot touchscreen by making operation about eight times faster than previous models. The MyCamera Menu remains allows for users to create a quickly accessible location for all their commonly accessed settings. An FN button is also available and for speedy data transfer the camera now has a USB Type-C port with USB 3.0 support. Images can be stored in the camera in multiple ways, as the TL2 boasts 32GB of internal memory alongside a UHS-II SD card slot. Additionally, the camera features integrated Wi-Fi connectivity and through an optional mobile app users can remotely control settings.

Leica TL2

Further evolving their mirrorless lineup, the Leica TL2 is another well-designed camera that offers both an outstanding feature set combined with intuitive controls. Made from a solid block of aluminum, the TL2 is assembled and polished by hand in Germany, which ensures outstanding durability and operation. This model also offers incredible speed and performance, including a new electronic shutter function that provides shooting speeds of up to 20 fps, a speedier touchscreen interface, and faster autofocusing. Toss in UHD 4K video recording and the TL2 becomes a top performer in this ever-growing field.

24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor & Leica Maestro II Processor

At the heart of every camera system has to be an exceptional sensor, and the TL2 is fortunate to have an outstanding 24.2MP APS-C CMOS at its core. This sensor, which is paired with Leica's Maestro II processor, provides outstanding resolution and clarity as well as native sensitivities ranging from ISO 100-50000. Combine this with the TL2's minimalist, yet functional design and you have a sleek and intuitive setup for capturing stunning images. Furthermore, this sensor has an electronic shutter option that unlocks high speed 20 fps shooting and faster shutter speeds.

Leica L-Bayonet Mount

Leica's mirrorless L-bayonet mount offers users the ability to connect both full-frame SL-series and APS-C TL-series glass, which benefits from electronic communication for blazing fast autofocus, electronic aperture control, and optical image stabilization. Additionally, as with most mirrorless today, the L mount can accept a variety of adapters, such as the M-Adapter L which provides shooters with access to the entire M-mount lens library. Leica will have adapters for the S, R, and Cine series as well, ensuring compatibility with a range of Leica's best lenses.

49-Point AF System and 20-fps Shooting

Ensuring you are capturing tack-sharp photos at all times is an upgraded contrast-detect AF system, this time with 49 points available. The entire operation has been sped up for faster and more accurate autofocusing, including in AF-C mode, with performance with a wide-angle lens being measured at just 165 ms and telephoto lenses not far behind at just 190 ms. Users can also access a 20-fps shooting speed by switching the camera over to a silent electronic shutter, which also boasts a maximum shutter speed of 1/40,000 second. The mechanical shutter is quite capable as well with 7-fps shooting and a max shutter speed of 1/4000 second.

UHD 4K Video Recording

Massive upgrades have been included in the TL2 when it comes to video recording, most notably with the addition of UHD 4K at 30 fps. This ultra-high resolution video mode allows you to capture sharp video that will work wonderfully with existing and future displays. Also, alongside UHD 4K is boosted Full HD with a max frame rate of 60 fps and HD, which can do slow motion at 120 fps. Focus peaking is available as well to help ensure your videos are in focus and there is a micro-HDMI port for output to an external display or monitor.

Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity

Integrated IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi allows you to wirelessly connect iOS and Android devices to the TL for sharing photos and movies to smartphones or tablets for posting online. The free Leica TL-App facilitates sharing imagery between the camera and device, and the app also enables a remote function for wirelessly adjusting the camera's shutter speed, aperture, and for releasing the shutter. The app can also be used as a remote electronic viewfinder to benefit composing self-portraits or group shots, or when working from difficult shooting angles.

Other Features

  • Minimal, unibody design is built from a single, solid piece of aluminum alloy that has been assembled and polished by hand in Germany. The TL2 also features newly curving chamfered edges for an even sleeker design.
  • The seamless aesthetic of the camera body is maintained through the inclusion of just four physical controls along with a large rear touchscreen LCD.
  • The 3.7" LCD monitor has a high resolution of 1.3-million dots for clear and vivid playback and image composition, and the now eight times faster touchscreen interface affords intuitive menu navigation and settings control for easy operation.
  • MyCamera menu lets you customize the display by long-touching and dragging specific camera settings into place to suit your own shooting needs.
  • Start-up time has been improved to 600 ms.
  • Internal 32GB of memory lets you shoot without an SD card if desired, however, a fast UHS-II SD memory card slot is also featured for longer shooting sessions.
  • Leica L lens mount is directly compatible with TL and SL-series lenses, including those with OIS, and Leica M- and R-mount lenses via optional lens mount adapters.
  • Top hot shoe can be used in conjunction with an optional external flash or can also be used with the optional Visoflex external electronic viewfinder for eye-level monitoring.
  • An FN button can be programmed to perform select functions.
  • The TL2 now offers a DNG only shooting mode.
  • A USB Type-C port with USB 3.0 functionality is available for exceptionally fast data transfer as well as USB charging.
  • Included BP-DC13 lithium-ion battery offers approximately 250 shots per charge.
UPC: 799429181871

Leica Vario-Elmar-T 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH Lens

The Vario-Elmar-T 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH Lens from Leica is a zoom lens that offers a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 27-84mm. It has a variable maximum aperture of f/3.5 to f/5.6, and a minimum aperture of f/16. There are ten elements in seven groups with four aspherical surfaces. Front and rear lens caps as well as a pouch are all included to help protect your lens.

Manual override is possible when in AF Mode
The lens accepts 52mm threaded filters, and the filters do not rotate when zooming the lens
Bayonet lens hood included
Black anodized finish
UPC: 799429110802

Leica TL2 Mirrorless Camera (Black) Specs

Lens MountLeica L
Sensor ResolutionActual: 24.96 Megapixel
Effective: 24.6 Megapixel (6072 x 4056)
Sensor Type23.6 x 15.7 mm (APS-C) CMOS
Crop Factor1.5x
Built-In ND FilterNone
Capture TypeStills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter SpeedMechanical Shutter
1/8000 to 500 Seconds
Electronic Shutter
1/16000 to 60 Seconds
Bulb/Time ModeBulb Mode
ISO Sensitivity50 to 100,000 in Auto Mode (Extended: 50 to 50,000)
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Multi-Zone, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
White BalancePresets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Warm White), Halogen, Shade, Tungsten, White Balance Adjustment
Continuous ShootingMechanical Shutter
Up to 9 fps at 24.6 MP for up to Unlimited 78 Frames (Raw) / Unlimited 100 Frames (JPEG)
Up to 5 fps at 24.6 MP for up to Unlimited 29 Frames (Raw) / Unlimited Frames (JPEG)
Up to 2 fps at 24.6 MP for Unlimited Frames (Raw) / Unlimited Frames (JPEG)
Electronic Shutter
Up to 25 fps at 24.6 MP for Unlimited Frames (Raw) / Unlimited Frames (JPEG)
Interval RecordingYes
Self-Timer2/12-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes3:2 DNG
6016 x 4014
3:2 JPEG
6000 x 4000
4272 x 2856
3024 x 2016
Aspect Ratio3:2
Image File FormatDNG, JPEG
Bit Depth14-Bit
Internal Video Capture
Recording LimitUnlimited 29 Minutes
Video SystemNTSC/PAL
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Audio Recording AAC Audio
LPCM Audio
External Video Capture
External Recording Modes4:2:2 10-Bit via HDMI
DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) at 24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
4:2:0 8-Bit via HDMI
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p/180p
IP StreamingNone
Media/Memory Card SlotDual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Internal Memory32 GB
Video I/O1 x Micro-HDMI Output
Audio I/ONone
Other I/O1 x USB Type-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Data Input/Output (Shared with Power Input)
Power I/O1 x USB Type-C Input/Output
WirelessWi-Fi, Bluetooth
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)None
Resolution2,100,000 Dot
Display TypeFixed Touchscreen LCD
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeContinuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus PointsContrast Detection: 225
Built-In FlashNo
Maximum Sync Speed1/250 Second
Flash Compensation-2 to +2 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash SystemTTL
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe
Operating Temperature14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C
Battery Type1 x BP-SCL4 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1860 mAh (Approx. 510 Shots)
Tripod Mounting Thread1 x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Accessory Mount1 x Hot Shoe Mount
Material of ConstructionAluminum, Magnesium Alloy
Dimensions (W x H x D)5.3 x 2.7 x 1.3" / 134 x 69 x 33 mm
Weight14.1 oz / 399 g (Body with Battery)
12.5 oz / 355 g (Body Only)
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.645 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.7 x 8.65 x 6.4"

Leica Vario-Elmar-T 18-56mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH Lens Specs

Focal Length18 to 56mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 27 to 84mm)
Maximum Aperturef/3.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperturef/16
Lens MountLeica L
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View75° to 28°
Minimum Focus Distance1' / 0.3 m
Maximum Magnification0.13x
Optical Design10 Elements in 7 Groups
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size52 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.5 x 2.4" / 6.35 x 6.1 cm
Length at Maximum Extension3.14" / 79.85 mm
Weight9 oz / 255 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.268 x 5.197 x 5.118"

Leica TL2 Reviews

Old tech in a great body

By Peter
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-02

Always wanted a Leica and the TL2 was on sale (for an obvious reason) Did a lot of reviews and was hoping that the review were just over picky about certain functions of the camera. Well, they were all correct. With good light, the camera does really well and it's very easy to use. I drove home from work yesterday and was taking photos as I drove. I checked the images on the mac and they were actually very sharp. Then I played with it at after dark and indoors. The images were worse then my old Nikon D80 10MP camera. Quite disappointed. If you can afford a $2.5K novelty in your collection (to claim you have a Leica)... then I would say go for it. Otherwise, the Sony A7c would be your better choice for about the same size camera with newer technology and it's a full-frame.

Same great Leica images in a unique package!

By Jan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-06

I love this little camera and lens combo. Great images; exactly what you would expect from Leica. Love the large touch screen. It is a unique user a combination cell phone and camera. My only complaint is that there is not a viewfinder built into the camera itself. You must purchase it separately. Plan on spending an extra $650 if you want the viewfinder.

Great camera !

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-02

The most intuitive camera I have owned.But don't let the small size fool you. This is a serious camera.Beautifully built.Wonderful images.

First Class

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-25

True to their heritage and reputation for quality. Beautifully designed and built. The images are incredible and consistent.As others have said a Leica is a lifetime investment. Great attention to every detail...That said, no matter where you take it people will notice and ask about it.

Great portable camera

By Jody
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-03

Takes really nice photos, very compact and comfortable to carry and use.

I love this camera

By Stanley
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-08-05

Leica TL2 Before I retired from professional photography and photographic education, I'd worked with large format (Sinar), medium format (Hasselblad) and Nikon film and digital cameras. Now, having the time to travel, I wanted a camera that would not disappoint in build and image quality. Carrying my big Domke bag with 2 Nikon bodies, lenses, extra batteries and all of the other accumulated stuff, turned a fun trip into what was more like working again. This wasn't going to work. After much research, reading reviews and in-store hands on, the TL2 stood out. Beautiful build quality, the milled aluminum body and, hands-down, the best menu system I'd ever used. Nikon buries settings many levels deep in the menus. The user menu on the Leica is brilliant. Everything I need is one touch away. The camera feels perfect in my hands and the mechanical shutter is VERY quiet. The electronic shutter is silent. I ordered mine with the Visoflex eye-level viewfinder. Maybe it's just habit, but I was never happy using a camera at arms-length to view on the screen. Of course I have no issues doing that with my iPhone X but, somehow, it doesn't feel right with a camera. The Visoflex is spectacular and, if budget permits, I'd encourage its purchase with the body. That said, the screen (nearly the size of the entire rear of the body) is gorgeous. I wanted to start with a very compact package and ordered the Leica Summicron-T 23mm f/2 ASPH Lens. Beautiful glass. The images are stunningly sharp and the autofocus is fast. Viewing in Lightroom on a 27" iMac the images are beautiful. Only 2 complaints. I hated the included neck strap. It's made from neoprene or some such material and is very springy. The major issue for me (a short guy) was that it isn't adjustable for length. I ordered a set of Leica universal strap lugs and the same Upstrap that I've used for years on my Nikons. Never slips off my shoulder and is adjustable in length. The second issue isn't really a complaint. I was aware, before I ordered the TL2, that the battery is good for about 200 shots. Included a second battery with my order. As long as you pay attention and keep the batteries charged it's not an issue. The neat thing is the the battery can be charged while in the camera via USB. So, while in the the car, I just plug the camera in. An external battery (to charge phones) would also work. A great accessory would be a USB battery charger to charge a battery out of the camera. If one ever becomes available, I'd order it for sure. I love this camera.

Leica TL2 review

By Kevin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-27

For anyone using a mobile phone (everyone) the Leica TL2 interface is fast and friendly. Adjusted to it quickly. So far so good. Love the quality of the 18-56 "kit" lens. A nice value package

Compact excellence

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-09

Just love this little camera. Produces excellent quality pictures. Easy, intuitive menu system. I wanted a small camera with good quality, this is it!!

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