Originally Posted by kanzlr
I've not used the X-Pro2 yet, but it seems to not have the excellent Mode 2 focusing the GXR offers, which is, to me at least, the best way to implement focus peaking by far.
Nope, doesn't have that mode but it does have the split image mode which is similar to a split image focus prism where you line up the edges for focus.
Another way of shooting the XP2 with a legacy lens is using the ERF mode. That is the OVF with a tiny EVF window in the corner. Set that window to be the focus point zoomed in. If you then set the camera to focus peaking (red) and to monochrome (shoot RAW and you still have color photos) you can focus by just looking for that little square to turn red.
As far as EVFs themselves the XP2 has over 2.5x the resolution and I assume a much higher refresh rate. Both are important to MF. XP2s EVF is much better for MF than the XP1, esp. at lower light levels.