Mine is on its way! Sold my trusty, faithful E-5 to part fund it. I am really looking forward to getting to grips with it.

I have questions about the AF that I can't find an answer to online. I know someone here will have the answers.

The E-M1ii uses what the marketing information calls a hybrid focusing system, both contrast and phase detect. I understand the difference between the two focusing systems. I've been trying to find information about what 'hybrid' means technically, as opposed to having both PD and CD, such as on my old E-5.

1. I have read in a review of the mark ii that "E-M1 mark i Phase-Detect AF was limited to adapted legacy Four-Thirds lenses." I think this infers that the mark ii can use PD on MFT lenses, is that correct?

2 a. Can you switch between the two focusing systems, AD and PD?
or,
2 b. Does the camera always use a combination of PD and CD at the same time all of the time?
or
2 c. Does the camera choose the focusing system depending upon which lens is fitted? (e.g. does the hybrid system only works with with, say, the pro lenses.)

3 a. I know that my FT SWD lens will focus much faster on the E-M1ii than it does on my E-M5ii. Will there be any difference in focusing speed on the E-M1ii compared to my old E-5?
3 b. Will there be a difference in speed with my mft lenses between this and my e-m5ii?

I know I can experiment with the camera when it arrives to discover the answers for myself, and I am sure some of the answers will be in the manual, but I like to think about it before hand! (I'm impatient! )


Thanks all!

Ivor