It comes down to what you like to shoot. Telephoto zooms are best suited for shooting wildlife and sports mostly, so that's what you have to ask yourself. However, I love mine just because of the optical quality of it. I use my 70-200 for portraits and find it invaluable for shooting weddings, particularly the ceremony, because I can stand back and not obstruct anyone's view. I also like using it for street candids for much the same reason.