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When you have had enough of the typical camera, which can be bulky in weight and plain in sight, this is where Leica comes into the fold, especially with this new TL2.

It is a staple brand that is famous for its innovation in terms of speed, ease of handling and flexibility. From impressive dynamic range, excellent contrast and colour rendition, exceptional sharpness to finest resolution of details, Leica has certainly raised the bar over the years. This is probably why the newest Leica TL2 is set to add better value towards the discerning photographer’s arsenal.

It is equipped with a 24-megapixel CMOS sensor in APS-C format in combination with an equally new, Maestro II series high performance image processor that guarantees exceptional picture qualities and videos even. The camera is equipped with various professional video recording modes, such as 4K, full HD and SLOMO (captured at 120 frames per second) features.

The enormously enhanced AF speed and precision are also part of the highlights for this Leica TL2. For instance, the camera can focus sharply on subjects in around 165 milliseconds which is three times faster than the previous model. Besides that, another new development is an electronically controlled that enables silent exposures at shutter speeds up to 1/40,000s and an increase in the continuous shooting rate from 7 to a maximum of 20 frames per second. Therefore, it is a slim chance that the photographer will missed his important shots especially when the particular thing moves fast.

The Leica TL-System which currently comprises of six lenses (three prime lenses and three zooms), is designed to meet the needs of photographic situations seamlessly. The two fast prime lenses, the Leica Summicron-TL 23 mm f/2 ASPH. and the Summilux-TL 35 mm f/1.4 ASPH. are classic focal lengths for reportage photography, and the APO-Macro-Elmarit-TL 60 mm f/2.8 ASPH. complements them ideally as a lens for finely detailed close-up photography. Whereas, the three compact zoom lenses cover an entire range of focal lengths equivalent to 17 to 200 mm and deliver exposures with rich contrast from corner to corner of each frame.

Despite all the professional technical specifications possessed by Leica, it does not neglect the needs of providing ultimate convenience and sheer pleasure for its users. The menu of the Leica TL2 was designed to become more user-friendly and intuitive. With the MyCamera menu, the user interface can be personalized to one’s preference with a faster access to all frequently used features and presets. Camera handing has never been easier with its significantly increased reactivity and up to eight times faster response when using the touchscreen. Additionally, the images and videos captured can be easily transfer to any platform with or without the camera cable (via wireless connection).

The Leica TL2 is retailing at RM9,240 without lens in selected Leica Store Malaysia and Authorised Dealers with two colour options available, silver and black.

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