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The oddball Fujifilm X-Trans sensor has undesirable behaviors, such as extremely unattractive fractal-like artifacts.
However, there is a far worse issue with the X-Pro2, an issue I have never seen with Nikon or Canon or Sony sensors, albeit a rare one in my field shooting with the X-Pro2: the X-Pro2 can generate images with extensive grid artifacts over large areas of the frame, causing severe damage to image quality.
The issue occurs with in-camera JPEGs from raw or when processing raw RAF files in ACR. Presumably it occurs with straight JPEG-only as well.
Whether Fujifilm can fix this issue with a firmware update is unclear. Most likely not, because it appears to be generated by a sensor-lens interaction, and with at least three different lenses.
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