Leica just released a statement acknowledging a serious issue with the recently released TL2 camera. In some cases, when using the Visoflex (Typ 020) electronic viewfinder on the TL2, the camera can be rendered completely inoperable with no way to recover.

At the moment, all sales of TL2 cameras have been halted until the issue is resolved. Fortunately, Leica has indicated the cause has been identified and that an upcoming firmware update can fix the issue. The official statement, from Leica:

We have identified the cause of the failure when using the TL2 in combination with the electronic viewfinder (Visoflex). It is very likely that this can be resolved with a firmware update. In order to avoid any and all risks, the new firmware will be tested intensively. As soon as the tests have been completed successfully, we will inform you accordingly.

If you’ve already purchased a TL2, the camera will work fine as long as you do not use a Visoflex. If you have experienced the failure and your camera has stopped working, you can contact your original dealer to arrange for a return/exchange. We will continue to post updates as we receive them and will also post a link to the new firmware when it is released.

Don’t hesitate to email us if you have any questions.

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Josh Lehrer has been with Leica Store Miami since 2010 and is as obsessed with Leica as he is with fast cars and his Golden Retriever, Enzo. He particularly enjoys obscure and vintage Leica gear and is probably the only person to use the Leica S for photographing car shows.

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