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Fujifilm X-Pro2

Image Quality: Grid Artifacts

Update March 31, 2019: added crop comparison with and without Adobe Camera Raw Enhance Details.

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.

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Variants ACR,JPEG available in full article
f5.6 @ 1/550 sec, ISO 200; 2016-03-21 18:37:03
X-Pro2 + XF90mmF2 R LM WR @ 137mm equiv (90mm)

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