Leica is a titan in the photo camera industry, yet it still has to convince with an entry-level mirrorless shooter. When it debuted T, about two years ago, it failed to fast autofocus and impeccable smartphone pairing. But now is the time to make amends and Leica is back with TL #fotomagic
TL attempts to right all the wrongs of its predecessor. While it’s still equipped with the same APS-C sensor and touchscreen, the autofocus system was completely revamped and the pairing, rethought. Leica claims that the new AF is much more faster, especially if you’re shooting with continuous autofocus. Also, don’t expect the TL camera to come with the new PDAF, it will still sport a contrast-detecting AF.
This time, when you’ll want to pair your camera with the smartphone, you don’t have to limit yourself to urban photo shoots. Go in the wild and pretend you’re from National Geographic! The point is, this time, you’ll be able to use the camera’s Wi-Fi hotspot to send pictures to the phone. Leica’s T cam was dependent on external Wi-Fi networks.
Leica will release the camera later this month. The body will cost $1,695 and can go up to $3,200, if you consider the lenses.