60 now, or 56 later?

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60 now, or 56 later?
Oct 12, 2012

I've been impressed enough with the output from the XP1 that I've begun transitioning to the Fuji system (from Canon) for my wedding work. The thing I'm missing though is a true portrait lens, and was wondering should I get the 60mm now, or wait for the very fast 56, which sounds like it will be released around March or April next year?

Aside from the fact that the focal length is almost identical, the thing that is putting me off about the 60 are the stories I hear about the focus speed. So for those of you who own it, how does it compare to the 35 for shooting at portrait distances?

I've tried one a couple of times in local camera stores, but none of them have had the latest firmware so it is difficult to tell what the version 2.0 speed is like.

Thanks in advance.

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