Similar reports here for X-E2 files converted to DNG
Try rolling back the software to an earlier version (refer link above for download links) and see if there's any difference.
Thank you. What I don't get is if DNG is a universal format, why would the type of RAW file make a difference once it successfully converted? This seems like sloppy coding.
I have the same issue here, and this behavior leads me to a question:
Is the dng format standardized and universal?
It seems not, because LR seems to act differently depending on where the DNG comes from .
It depends on some information INSIDE of the dng file.
they must be there, because LR reacts with an error when opening the file.
In case of x-e2 based DNGs, some settings inside produce an error in LR.
That is not my understanding of an universal, standardized format, which was invented to leave behind the mess with these vendor based RAW file formats.
If the dng file contains vendor based information then it is NOT standardized, and i will switch back to vendor RAW.
The DNG data is not different or unstandard, but LR has specific coding for specific cameras, especially Fuji X-Trans cameras because of the less-common 6x6 pixel pattern vs the more-common 2x2 pixel layout that Adobe rendering is optimized for, and something in that special coding for the X-E2 is not reacting to the DNG data properly. The DNGs are fine, but the LR-internal coding is not.
In the last 2 days (since 7/25), I uninstalled my current update (2015.6.0) and reinstalled an earlier version to correct for the Fuji X-E2 DNG unsupported issue. It worked to allow access to the RAF -> DNG converted files of that camera. However - it then rendered my Fuji XPro-2 files inaccessible. (!?) Does this latest update fix ALL Fuji RAW (RAF) file conversion to DNG issues? It would be nice to not have to update and then revert again...
I think you should not use DNG's for Fuji-X raw files until the issue is resolved.
Also please ensure you retain copies of your original raw files so you convert then to DNG if that is what you wish to do, in the event Adobe optimises their rendering of Fuji-X raw files in the future.
Are you saying there is still an issue? The release notes on the LR Blog suggest the issue is resolved. See the second bullet point under Customer Reported Issues Resolved:
If the OP wants to upload an X-E2 DNG to Dropbox and post a public-share-link to it, I’m sure someone with LR xxx.6.1 can test it to see if it imports or not.
I don't have a good reason to convert to DNGs so I don't. Even if Adobe software never had a problem, I would be concerned that other non-Adobe software wouldn't work with DNGs that does work with the original raws. There might be good reasons to convert to DNG for some people, but none of those apply to me.