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Grooming & Accessories: Leica TL2: Blending a smart phone into a camera

Grooming  &  Accessories: Leica TL2: Blending a smart phone into a camera

Sentinel Digital Desk

By Manjit Kashyap

Leica TL2: Blending a smart phone into a camera

How do you convert a smart phone photo addict into a professional camera nerd? You just have to fit smartphone-style touchscreen controls on an excellent camera that connects to their mobile for easy sharing. That's what Leica did! Leica recently introduced the newest member of the touchscreen-bedecked T family, the Leica TL2. The new TL2 ($1,950 for the body) is a mirrorless system camera with a 24-megapixel sensor.

Almost every camera you can buy today has a touchscreen, but few come with an experience this nice. The main menu is fully customizable. When you add or remove functions the experience is exactly like moving apps around on your phone's home screen. You also get full control over which functions you map to the physical controls.

TL2, in a nutshell is like a point-and-shoot, a ridiculously expensive point-and-shoot with insane image quality, a super-fast 49-point autofocus. It comes with the Leica TL smartphone app. After a ten-second song and dance, your phone is connected to the camera and you can download and share your shots over Wi-Fi. If you buy a TL2, your Instagram game is going to get bonkers. With all these features, you could easily give your Instagram rivals a run for their money.


The Mankind Grooming Box: Confidence Edition

Mankind has released the latest grooming product collection for men;the Mankind Grooming Box. This one is called the Confidence Edition. The collection contains a range of haircare and skincare products from a variety of some amazing brands.

The box includes one unit of each of the following; Jack Black Texture Cream, ManCave Original Moisturiser, Neville Rescue Scrub Tube, TIGI Bed Head for Men Balm Down Cooling Aftershave and Skin Republic Bubble Purifying + Charcoal Face Mask

The Jack Black Texture Cream is a lightweight styling cream with conditioning, anti-frizz properties for a long-lasting flexible hold. Designed for dry to normal, coarse, thick or wavy hair, you can use it before or after blow-drying for a sleek, grease-free finish.

The ManCave Original Moisturiser provides non-greasy, long-lasting moisture as well as shields the skin from free radical damage and environmental aggressors. Infused with caffeine, organic borage oil, shea butter and antioxidant vitamin E, it stimulates the skin for an energised, hydrated and mattified complexion.

The Neville Rescue Scrub Tube is inspired by a traditional men's grooming ritual and proves the importance of an exfoliating scrub. Made with natural ingredients including volcanic ash, corn cob granules, willow bark extract and bergamot, it exfoliates and stimulates cell growth all at once.

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