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Focus Aid Magnification on TL2 with M Adapter L

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Hi,

Just picked up my TL2 and testing out a Voigtlander 35mm lens with the M Adapter L - I can see Peaking but is it possible to get Magnification using the left or right dials like you can with the CL?

I do have Leica M lenses as well - but haven't tested them yet.

I can't see to find any settings on the TL2 to change to allow this.

Thanks,

John

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I think the short answer is no.

The manual is out of date with respect to firmware changes. Buried deep in the menu under the General settings, you can assign 6 options for the left dial, one of which is Focus Aid. Under the Focus menu setting, you can set Focus Aid to one of none, Magnification, Peaking or both. When you turn the left dial momentarily it shows up the dial functions in two boxes in the TR corner of the screen. Tap on the left one and you can select one of your 6 options. BUT I don't think this gives you direct control of magnification with the dial - I think it just switches Focus Aid on or off. You might want to play with this to check - I've just put my TL2 away again and didn't check the behaviour in full, nor did I check it with an M lens mounted.

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Yes, that is possible. Precise as described. I have the enlargement on the left wheel. When you turn, the image is enlarged. It works really well.

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Thanks Kim,  

Sounds very promising - but can you describe how exactly you were able to get this to work with an M lens using the M adapter L on the TL2?

I am on Firmware 1.5.

John

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I also have firmware 1.5.
1. Open toolbox (big menu)
2. Choose a. "General" - b. "Left dial"
3. Set “on” to “focus aid” 6/6 (6 different points must be selected)
4. Press “set”
5. In the right corner, you can choose what function your left wheel should have. Select the magnifying glass with a + i. Focus aid.
3. Select “focus aid”
Press “focus aid” (below your menu items) until there is a man and a magnifying glass (if you want peaking AND enlargement. If you only want magnification, there must be only one magnifying glass.
Now magnify the TL2 - when you turn the left wheel - so you can set perfectly sharp. Vola ☺️
Hope it is understandable English is not my native language.

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The Leica TL2 is a very underrated camera. You can use this feature with both the rear screen and external viewfinder. If you only use the rear screen buy a pair of cheap glasses +3 or +4 (if you have trouble looking closely) then you have a very compact camera that is very simple to focus when there is not much movement or zone focus on the street and in good light with Leica M optics.

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Kim - you are brilliant - many thanks for helping me with this - I kept missing the "Focus aid" option in the list of 6 features assignable to the left dial.

That was the only feature that I felt was lacking.

You are totally correct - the TL2 is very underrated.  I love that it also has internal storage and battery charge via USB C - although I havent tested how fast it charges with that.

When I don't use the EVF -  I also set the Film mode to BW- that way I can easily see the RED peaking lines.  I also like composing in BW - so that's a double bonus.

Regards,

John

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Right - maybe we should post more in the forum about TL2. I combine my TL2 with Leica MD and ME. Charging with USB does not go so quick but if you have an extra battery and drink a cup of coffee while you charge, then it works really well. Resident GPS I would very much like so that I did not have to put the searcher on.

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