Fuji X-T2 - RAW Processor Comparisons
I'm not normally a 'pixel peeper' but I was interested in seeing for myself the differences in how X-Trans sensor RAW files are processed in Applications other than Adobe Lightroom which is part of my current workflow.
I took a recent image with a fair bit of noise and some fall foliage and processed it in Adobe Lightroom CC, MacPhun Luminar and Capture One 10
I took a 1500x1500 pixel crop at 100% from each of the processed images. Click on the images for a larger view.
Adobe Lightroom CC
Capture One 10
100% crop comparisons
This was a pretty un-scientific Test but I tried to give a real world example.
I don't see much in the way of detail differences between the Adobe Lightroom CC Processed Fuji X-T2 RAW and the other Applications but I do note evidence that some of the subtle color tones have been lost in the Lightroom Processing.
The image below that shows the Adobe Lightroom CC Default Render and the MacPhun Luminar Render side by side and there is clearly more color tones in the Luminar image which is food for thought.
Edit: The default render by Adobe Lightroom was a little heavy handed in the color noise reductions (as suggested by as Vasyl in the comments below) - I adjusted the values down from 10 to 5 in and was able to bring back some of the color tones in the foliage.
NOTE: Luminar works as both a Stand Alone Application and as a Plugin for Lightroom and Photoshop. If you process RAW files through Adobe Lightroom into Luminar as a Plugin you will see the Lightroom processed RAW.
Lightroom Default Render was heavy handed with the color noise reduction and some tone was lost. The crop below shows an adjusted render in Lightroom that has restored some of the tones.