Manual focus only
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Manual focus only

...the XT system is manual focus-only. Here, you can see the manual focus ring for the Rodenstock 32mm F4 lens - it's very well-damped and very smooth, and we'd expect the same on the other lenses offered. Of course, manual focus generally precludes the use of the XT system as a fast, reactive photographic tool for moving subjects, but Phase One is...unfazed...by this reality. The company has stated that it's really aiming the XT system at high-end landscape and architectural photographers that will likely use smaller apertures for greater depth-of-field, and for whom focusing using the rear screen and its in-built focus aids is an expected way of working.

Of course, there will probably be users who will take their XT system out as a 'carry-around' kit for shooting just about everything, just as there are users who currently do the same with the much-bigger XF system.