I had the sigma 18-250mm Macro for a few months before I sold it for the Nikon 18-300mm. My opinions of it was that it was a great lens for the price, especially now. I think i paid 550 for it when it came out. The picture quality is good for a super zoom. It felt pretty sturdy, despite being "plasticy". The lens creep was very annoying. There is a zoom lock, but I find this distracting when reaching for my camera to get a shot and having to remember to unlock the zoom.
Bottom line if I was on a budget, I would definitely jump on the Sigma. It doesn't compare to the quality (picture and build) of the nikon super zoom, but at almost a 1/3 of the cost its a very good bargain!
I've never tried the Tamron, so I won't comment on it. Most of the reviews I read on 3rd party lenses have sigma on top.
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