Walter Leica, a small company known for their specialized lineup for Leica’s M-series cameras, has released an interesting little piece of gear. It’s called the Walter Contrast Lens and it’s a little, gold-toned eyepiece designed to improve focusing capabilities.
Meticulously designed one at a time, the Walter Contrast Lens is a multi-coated optic, specially tinted to improve contrast when looking through the viewfinder. Wrapped inside of a ‘Gun Kote’ brass, the curved lens gives a larger, clearer view than the original Walter Eyepiece.
Currently it’s available for a ‘special launch price’ of $180, which includes shipping. to secure yourself one of these optical beauties, you must contact Walter directly, via his email, which can be found on the product page. As of now, the wait time is at 2 weeks.
(via Steve Huff Photo)