I did mentioned in my post lenses that meet the needs of professionals and enthusiasts which is what I mean. I'm sure for some of them they could well find uses for variable aperture zooms. However there are also many use cases where those lenses won't be suitable, weddings and events come to mind. For users on lower budgets that trinity is a great price absolutely but again for those that need more but can't afford the L series zooms what do they do?Canon’s UK pricing is a subject of frequent complaints, as it is higher than elsewhere in the world and Sony/Nikon don’t do that.
I wonder about the trinity price comparison if grey market HK imports were considered.
Again, Canon doesn’t seem to care, and the business case suggests keeping the RF mount closed is the right position for them.
But to be clear, you mean cheaper alternatives for the lenses you want. Show us a zoom trinity for Sony or Nikon FF spanning 15-400mm that’s cheaper than US$1500 / £1850.