It appears that Leica has discontinued both the Leica CL and Leica TL2 camera systems. Their demise seems to have been on the cards for a while now, but it appears that their end is now official after a Leica Camera AG statement was posted on a forum. The statement cites the decline in sales of compact and system cameras with smaller sensors in the photography market, while sales of full-frame systems has been on the increase. As a result, Leica is discontinuing both systems to be able to concentrate more on full-frame cameras.
Despite being discontinued, both cameras are still available at a number of retailers around the world – until they’re completely sold out – and Leica says that they will still provide “comprehensive customer care” for these systems for six years from the date of purchase.
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