Thanks for the input guys.
The second issue for me is should I get the current x-t1 which is supported by Camera Raw in Photoshop CS6 or wait, as I prefer, for the x-t2 which would require that I convert to DNG as it would not be supported by Camera Raw in CS6. I am not technically savvy enough to understand how the DNG conversion is handled in Camera Raw with an unsupported camera. Can anyone who is advise me on this?
When Adobe updates Adobe Camera Raw plugin for Photoshop with support for new camera models they also at the same time issue a new version of the Adobe DNG Converter application.
The Adobe DNG Converter is a stand alone application which will convert RAW files from supported camera models.
How does this help? You presently have PS CS 6 and the latest ACR version that is supported is 9.1.1, ACR is at version 9.4. So there are several new camera models that are supported by by ACR 9.4, if you purchase one of these camera models you can download the free
Adobe DNG Converter version 9.4 which will permit you to convert the raw files to DNG format. The Adobe DNG Converter will place the appropriate profile for the camera model in the DNG file header.
That info is now available for use by earlier versions of ACR/LR to render the raw file.
In the final analysis you will still have to wait until Adobe provides support for the new camera model.