See the title. This is somewhat a continuation of an earlier thread now that I ruled myself down to "I want a 70-200" to bolt onto my EOS 7D Mark II. I own a 15-85 IS, the Sigma 150-600 C, a Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX and the Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro
Intended uses are pretty simple, top of the list is the new puppy thats coming in a few weeks, but also larger flower specimens and er.. anything else that requires a 70-200, the list of things is very long in my book (I'm a heavy telephoto shooter) the 150-600 is a bit cumbersome to work with sometimes for some subjects, and at the wide end its quite slow at f/5, The reproduction ratio is meh and its just ungainly to use for flowers, its a bird and wildlife lens, purely, this is a more general purpose telephoto
I'm not big on Tamron lenses, Every single one has been a complete turd for me, but they were earlier non-USD lenses, That fact and the MFD are giving me a lot of pause as the 1:8 reproduction ratio is honestly a lot higher than i would like (I genuinely prefer 1:5, and not messing with extension tubes) but its been a while and maybe, just maybe, im being too critical of it.. Then again, when i ignore my "rules" i tend to end up selling or returning a lens (and then having someone here joke about the amount of gear i've owned..)
The Canon is..white and expensive, Im not huge on the white paint to be honest, and the price makes me twitch and gag (It will easily be the priciest lens i've ever bought) but...well.. is there really anything bad about it?
I had a 70-200 f/4L IS before, Lovely lens and worked great for my old dog before she passed, which is why im deciding to stick with what worked. Yes I would prefer a zoom for rapid composition changes, For more sedate portraits, i have my 50mm f/1.4.