Lightroom/Camera RawX100 RAF file produce dark results

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I tested the X100 yesterday, and given that Aperture 3 does not support the X100, I decided to try Lightroom 3.4 (trial) to see what it was giving. I shot RAW + JPEG knowingly.
When I import in Lightroom, the image with the default processing settings is very dark (something like -1 EV).

Here is a comparision between the display in LR and the JPEG viewed in Preview.

I haven't found how to attach the actual RAW file + JPEG.
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Tom Hogarty, Lightroom Product Manager

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Official Response
Yes, the Dynamic Range setting was manually set to 200 in the image you posted and not the default "Auto" setting. When the Dynamic Range setting is altered, it changes the underlying exposure of the raw file then compensates for that exposure shift in the in-camera processing of the JPEG and the raw file in the camera manufacturer's proprietary software offering.

Lightroom and Camera Raw read the actual raw data as it was originally exposed and do not automatically compensate for under or overexposure of the raw data.

Thanks for posting your question Hubert as I'm sure others will encounter this behavior as they explore the functions of the X100.

Tom Hogarty
Lightroom, Camera Raw, DNG Product Manager