How's the new firmware looking? Plastic skin textures? DR and limited shadows?

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How's the new firmware looking? Plastic skin textures? DR and limited shadows?
9 months ago

As a jpeg shooter I am quite concerned at the loss of shadow DR seen on the X100s and the shadow setting at 0 effectively becoming the equivalent of +1 on the X-pro (with no option to go to -3 which would have compensated for this).

The high ISO plastic skin texture issue is concerning also, since I often people shoot at quite high ISOs (pics taken indoors and also certain kinds of backlighting, and let's not forget weddings).

I was considering purchasing the XE2 but this put me off. In any case I'm now waiting for the XP2 but if these new 'features' are going to find themselves on to it, then I'm in trouble. I do really want to get that faster AF. The kids I shoot are often too fidgety or otherwise fast moving.

I realise that RAW solves these problems, but I bought in to the X system partly on the strength of its OOC jpegs, so for me this is a serious issue.

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