I have tried to process X-Pro1 RAW files with Lightroom and have not been very happy with the results. This is especially true with high ISO shots. ISO 1600 is totally okay but I will need ISO 3200 and even 6400 often. With that high values I am getting quite mediocre results.
When shooting JPEGs even ISO 6400 is quite clean of noise. Below is a shot taken with ISO 6400 and I even added some grain by using a VSCO Film preset. And I feel very comfortable with that shot and result. You can see evolution in that shot. I really hope Lightroom’s RAW converter will have same kind of a evolution – from dinosaurs to elephants.
I haven't had much time for photography lately, so here are just few photos processed from X-Pro1 RAW files. I am quite pleased but I have to learn more about the balance of sharpening and noise removal when processing with Lightroom.
Fujinon XF 35mm F1.4 R, 1/125, F1.4, ISO 500. I like the result here.
Fujinon XF 35mm F1.4 R, 1/125, F4, ISO 1600. This is also quite good. So, no big problems through ISO 1600.
Fujinon XF 35mm F1.4 R, 1/250, F1.6, ISO 6400. Here you can see quite much noise on his face. This is ISO 6400 which would be nice to use in indoor shooting. That's why I have to learn more about sharpening vs. noise reduction. I will post some ISO 3200 examples later on.
Found these little fellows from our backyard. This is shot at ISO 3200 in very dimly lit woods. The result is not bad, I think. Of course there is noise but it is quite pleasing in appereance and color tones are nicely produced even at high ISOs. This is one of the main things which make Fuji X100 to shine. I can use auto ISO all the time and not to worry about noise or color rendering.
And this is just a very quick snapshot. Handheld. Not any planning before shooting. Just shoot. Aperture mode f/5.6, auto ISO, no flash. JPEG.