Why don't more A700 users upgrade to FF?

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Why don't more A700 users upgrade to FF?
Aug 10, 2010

When the A900 and later the A850 was launched, I expected that a lot more A700/APS-C high end photographers would move to full frame.

I think the A900/A850 are as important for building a FF user base as the hords of low end cameras are for building a broad A mount user base (with an upgrade path to FF).

From observing this and other forums, which should represent the core users for higher end Sony cameras, I don't think this has happened, at lest not yet.

I don't know the sales figures for the Sony FF cameras, or if the sale is lower than stipulated from Sony. I just have a feeling that FF has not sold as well as expected. So, if I am correct:

Why doesn't more A700/APS-C users step up to FF? Lack of attractive FF lenses? Is a FF system too expensive for most advanced amateurs? Or ... ?

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