In a recent tweet on twitter, Billy from the Fuji Guys shows a graph that demonstrates the AF-speed difference between the Contrast AF and the Phase detection AF. As you know, the recently released X-E2 adopts this hybrid AF-system. Remember that if you really want to take advantage of the massively improved AF you have to focus in the center of the image, as the Phase Detection Pixels are located in the central part of the sensor.
The fastest focussing lens now is the XF 14mm!
The graph also shows the improvement on the XF 18mm and XF 27mm… the PDAF & LMO update for these lenses will be released later this month… who knows, maybe together with the 10-24mm, which should come on NOV 20! Stay tuned on FR on that day and follow us also via facebook, google+ and twitter.
And there is a brand new hands on review of the X-E2 at Tom Grill’s website here: “One question that pops to mind is whether or not a switch from an X-E1 to X-E2 is worth the price. This says a lot about the X-E1, which is an exceptional camera in its own right. Nonetheless, the changes made to the X-E2 address issues that are important to anyone using these cameras in a work environment. Now that I have had time for a hands-on assessment of the X-E2, I can say unequivocally that it was well worth the switch.”