Lightroom/Camera Raw: Underexposed images when using Auto DR on X-Pro2

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Images that were taken using the Auto-DR feature of the X-Pro2 are displayed 1-2 stops underexposed. But it's working fine with X-Pro1 RAWs, so I assume this is a bug. And I would very much like it to go away.
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Stephan Kleinert

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Chris Castleberry, Camera Raw Engineer

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Hi. Would you be able to post some Raw+JPEG examples I can download and use to confirm this behavior?

Dropbox or similar service is fine.

Thanks.

- Chris
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Chris Abney

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Chris, it's been 6+ months since your post recognizing the bug. Have y'all decided on implementing it yet in either Lightroom CC or Classic?

Just wondering if any progress had been made on this. Thanks!
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Stephan Kleinert

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Hi Chris, many thanks for your quick reply!

Of course, just took a few sample shots out of the window...: 
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7lgvuarmrymcu05/AABPTxQFgWLc5qaw5Yle0isKa?dl=0

And here is how it looks in the LR comparison view:



Kind regards,
Stephan

P.S: I also added a folder with a comparison image from the X-Pro1 which demonstrates the correct behaviour
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Chris Castleberry, Camera Raw Engineer

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Hi Stephan. Apologies for the delayed response. 

I can confirm that there is a bug in how we handle the automatic DR setting for the X-Pro2/X-T2 cameras. Manual DR setting is OK.

The fix, while simple, will have the unfortunate effect of over exposing images that have already been corrected for this so we are deciding what the best course of action is. I don't have a solid answer on what we'll ultimately do if anything.

Thanks again for supplying the sample images.
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Stephan Kleinert

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Hi Chris, 

thanks for your answer. Being a software engineer myself, I already thought that you might run into this kind of problem.

Well if you're planning on releasing a new process version (like 2003-2010-2012...) in the near future, you could make the fix part of that and let the user decide which version of the image to keep in your before-after-screen.

If that's not possible... well, as for me: I'd like my pictures imported with the correct exposure shown, even if that means I have to manually re-adjust some hundred images.

But I'm sure you're already discussing all that...

Thank you and kind regards
Stephan
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Yang Wang

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Hi, I got the same problem. Quite confusing till I found this discussion. Yes, when DR=auto, the issue comes. Hope can be fixed soon.

If necessary, I can provide samples as well. 
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Stephan Kleinert

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It absolutely baffles me that apparently I'm the first one to report this bug through the proper official channels, while it's been the subject of lengthy threads on dpreview (see here https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/58937274) and even mentioned in some guy's book about the X-T2... maybe this bug would have been fixed a long time ago if people spent less time posting in forums and writing about bugs in books and more time with actually reporting those bugs... ;-)
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Michael Meyer

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Thanks for getting a bug report in.

I too noticed the `problem` and after much searching just turned off Auto-DR, and only today thought about entering a bug report with adobe and found this.

--Michael
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Chris -or any other Adobe staff for that matter-, do you have any updates on this? Are you planning to update LR soon to compensate automagically for the Auto DR settings? If not, I know some workarounds, but would prefer to have LR handle this (just like it does with my X100F).

(Sorry if I've come late to the party but I only just bought an X-T2 and this was the first time I ran into it)