Yes -- lens extended and locked, of course. Distance scale does roughly match up to rangefinder. And at closer distances, it's sharp wide open. That's why I'm not sure if I'm somehow having trouble nailing focus at longer distances, or if just the nature of the lens, or if mine's focusing alignment is out of whack. I sent it to Fuji. They say it checks to factory specs, and added this mostly useless reply: "The test shots sent are not a good way to check RF and focus." OK; great. Why not? What's a better way?

I agree -- it should be tack sharp regardless of distance or aperture. Which is why I'm trying to figure out what's going on with mine. I'd like to be able to use it without hesitation.

Anyone with one in Los Angeles?

thanks everyone