I wound up flaking on buying an X-E1, why? I looked back at the RAW files I shot earlier this year on an X-Pro 1 and they are garbage in Lightroom and Fujifilm failed to deliver it to me on time too. Comparing it to the X100 files which process well I retract my recommendation for the X-E1 until Fuji or Adobe can resolve this problem. I really wouldn't have minded bringing an X100 with the wide angle converter after all…
While I agree that the Adobe Raw conversion of the X-trans sensor needs to improve I don't characterize the conversions as garbage.
I've been doing a fair amount of testing printing the same image from an OOC jpeg and a converted Raw file. In most cases, printing at ~25cm x 40 cm
I have difficulty determining if the source for the print was Jpeg or Raw. If I view the printed images with a loupe I can discern the funky
Adobe de-mosaicing of the Raw sourced images. Without the loupe I don't discern any notable difference.
This applies to ~90 % of the files I've looked at.
Notable artifacts show up in ~10% of the converted Raw files. This seems to be most apparent in images with a lot of high frequency detail. It doesn't occur all the time, seems to be almost random.
I'm very satisfied with my X-pro1 have considered an X-e1 as a 'second' body. I'm waiting to see if the Raw conversion issue improves. I'm inclined to go 'all-in' with the Fuji X series but will wait to see if the X-trans technology will be fully embraced