I've had the 100S for a couple of weeks now but am having a lot of trouble using the depth of field scale, what the manual calls the Distance Indicator. Specifically, when I focus manually on a point and the white line under the distance scale at the bottom of the viewfinder shows a particular distance, if I then use auto-focus on that same point, about half the time the white line moves to a different number, often one quite far away, e.g. from 15ft to infinity. Also, often when I use auto-focus the white line is clearly in the wrong position: I will focus on something at 15ft and it will move to the 30ft mark. The only way to get it to show an accurate distance number is to auto-focus on a relatively near point, say 7ft, then gradually focus on further points, and eventually it will show an accurate distance.
I have not only observed this in the field, with disastrous consequences for the depth of field in my photos, but have confirmed it with careful tests using a measuring tape. In short, the distance indicated by the white line is very inaccurate about half the time, and it is very inconsistent. I can focus on the same point multiple times and it will show wildly different distances.
Note that when I confirm the lens's focus by zooming in, the auto=focus point is always correct: the focus is working properly, it's the distance display that is not. This phenomenon is not a factor of the lens, as it happens with both the 30mm and the 45mm.
I have been through the manual and the menus countless times trying to see if I have something set incorrectly, to no avail. I did find a post from several years ago elsewhere on this forum about a similar thing happening with one of the X cameras, where someone wrote that Fuji was "working on it," but nothing else.
Am I doing something wrong or is this just a defect in the camera?