I played with my new X-E1 & 18-55 yesterday after updating the firmware of both camera & lens (1.04 and 1.01 respectively), and found results when using manual focus mode to be quite poor. If I used the rear AE-L/AF-L button to focus, it would lock on but the displayed distance would be way off; i.e. 15-25 ft. for something 4-5 ft. away from me. It would also not be sharp. If I manually turned the focus ring, it seems I can dial out to infinity and beyond (he he) and still not get something 20 ft. away to be sharp. It seems that when using "S" auto focus with this lens, it produces a sharper image and can (somewhat) correctly focus on things at different distances, although I'm not yet all that impressed with how sharp it is. This was all at dusk and indoors - is there a focus issue in low light? I haven't had a chance to get out in broad daylight, but I normally shoot blue hour / golden hour light anyway. Does this all seem normal, or do I have a bad lens? I can post my camera settings if necessary. I might be able to post some of the test shots later, after work. I would try to re-apply the firmware, but it seems that isn't possible.