When I dabbled with the X-E1 + 35mm in February 2013 (before any firmware updates really came about) I found that while I really liked the rendering of the lens, the AF left me quite unimpressed (both the speed of focusing and its ability to lock focus in anything but the best light). I know a lot of improvements have been made with regard to new cameras and new camera and lens firmware. Would anyone who has used the 35mm with the system from its release who is now using it on either an X-E2 or X-T1 be able to comment on the improvements they have seen, if any? I'm planning on getting an X-T1 and ordered the lens from Amazon (pre-rebate expiration) but its on backorder for a couple weeks. My gut tells me to cancel the order and just go with the X-T1 + 56mm as a companion to my X100S, foregoing the 50mm FOV for now and see how I get on with just the 35mm/85mm FOV combination. While the $150 rebate on the 35mm is what caused me to jump to order, $449 is still a lot of money to spend on a lens that, while very nice, wouldn't likely be the getting the use that the 56mm would for my portrait and sports work. In contrast I was able to justify the 50mm f1.8 for my Canon system because it was only $75.