Leica TL2: under the radar?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by emerson, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. emerson

    emerson Leica Place Rookie

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    Feb 12, 2017
    It seems odd to me that the TL2 [and in fact the T series] generates so little discussion. Not sure why this is the case. Clue me in, why is the TL2 not taken seriously?
     
  2. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    Leia uses a Leica T with beautiful results from her travels around the world. It is a mirrorless camera, uses interchangeable lenses, and I'm very happy that it has attracted a younger generation of Leica photographers.

    Chile Easter Island and Paine

    On this forum- we have a small group of active posters that tend to be more interested in the Rangefinder Leicas that can use a variety of lenses going back to the 1930s. The Digital Leica Rangefinder is as close to operating a classic manual focus film camera that you will find. Personally speaking, I have less interest in keeping up with the latest in digital camera bodies coming out than there is in restoring a lens from the 1940s.

    With that stated: I keep up with Leicarumours.com and other sites, they do a fine job of reporting what is new and some of the "early adopter" problems.

    Leica News & Rumors

    I check in with that site, and have been leaving comments on the 50/1.1 7Artisans lens. The latter fascinates me as it is based on a 1950s Zunow 5cm F1.1.

    I've worked with computers and digital imaging professionally for 40 years now. There is "Leading edge" and "Bleeding Edge". With the TL2: give Leica time to sort out the new camera and it's firmware.