Those of us waiting for the Leica X1 have noticed the camera was delayed from a January release to February release. No one really knew why but today I had an e-mail from someone who stated their dealer told them the delay was to fix the slow AF speed. I kind of shrugged this off because (some) dealers will say anything to get a sale. Then today I noticed a comment in my X1 review that talked about the same thing. Here is an excerpt:
“I went to have a look at it at the Leica store in London earlier this week, my god it is beautiful! I had previously been torn between the X1 or micro 4/3, however having seen the X1 in the flesh I was instantly sold and put myself straight on the waiting list. Also Steve, the manager of the Leica store said they have fixed the slow autofocus with a firmware upgrade.”
So now the manager of the Leica store in London has also been reported as saying the AF has been improved. If so, this is GREAT news. If I hear anything I will post an update!