Pondering Fujifilm's Lack Of Transparency And The X-tans Sensor Future - Dead End?

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Pondering Fujifilm's Lack Of Transparency And The X-tans Sensor Future - Dead End?
Nov 22, 2012

As much as I appreciate my X-pro1 I'm starting to wonder if I will continue to expand my kit. This train of thought had evolved as I'e been thinking hard about if I will get and X-e1 as a second body to accompany my X-pro1.

A recent conversation with the folks who develop Photo Ninja http://www.picturecode.com/index.php  where they mention that they are skeptical about supporting the X-trans files got me to thinking.  By and large, it is clear that it is problematic for raw converters to deal optimally with the X-trans raw files.   Fuji have not directly communicated about what they are doing to facilitate development by the raw converter vendors.

I find the X-pro1 to be an excellent camera. I'm happy with the ooc jpegs. Generally when I do convert raw files (using LR4.2) I'm satisfied. Oh, and for me, life's too short to use software with a UI that is  as deficient as  Silkypix.

Having said all that, I'm becoming reluctant to invest any more in the Fujifilm X-series cameras and lenses.  I don't want to invest in a system that excels with ooc jpegs but has significant limitations when it comes to raw conversion.

If Fujifilm can't/won't say what they are doing to complement development of raw conversion of X-trans files I have to wonder why.

I'm becoming inclined to think this may be a  dead end.  

-Framus

I've communicated this to Fujifilm USA and am not optimistic that I'll get a response.

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