Opinions Wanted Please

I have a question.  

I am considering a new lens for my Nikon and since I'm on a tight budget I am considering the Sigma 18-250mm or the Tamron 18-270mm.

I would like to know if anyone uses either of these 2 brands of lenses and how you like the results?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Try to stay warm and be safe.

Comments

Ileana said…
I use Sigma 17-50 mm f/2.8 and Sigma 105 mm macro for Nikon. They are good enough for me.
Phil Slade said…
Although I don't use either Felicia I do know that enthusiasts rate Tamron and Sigma of pretty equal good quality.
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Jeanne said…
I have the Sigma lens and love it. The most recent pictures on my blog have been taken with it.
TexWisGirl said…
i have 2 sigma lenses for my nikon - 300mm zoom and a 500mm zoom. have used the heck out of the 500mm for 4 years and just recently the auto-focus motor went out on it. but both are great lenses for the money in my opinion.
Revrunner said…
I use Canon products. My long lens zoom is 55-250mm. It's my favorite.
Kathy McB said…
I have the that Tamron lens and it is my 'go to' lens for my Canon. LOVE it. When I travel it is the ONLY lens I take with me. If you look at my blog...about 90% of my photos are taken with this lens.
Cloudia said…
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EG CameraGirl said…
I have a Sigma 120-400 and like it very much.
Gosia k said…
Sooty I am not good at it
Brian King said…
I've used Sigma without issue and have found their dedicated macro lens to be very sharp. Though I haven't used any Tamron products, I consider the two brands to be pretty equal in quality.

If the 20mm difference in focal length isn't an issue, I'd choose based on maximum aperture. If both lenses are the same in that regard, I'd choose based on price.
Michelle said…
I have been looking also and a photographer friend suggested the Sigma to me.
Rose said…
I used to use a wide angle Tamron lens on my film Nikon and I loved it. I also used to get and read Popular photography, and seems like the reviews on either brand was always pretty good. Also, have you checked out Digital Preview on line? You might find reviews there...: http://www.dpreview.com/
The Furry Gnome said…
Felicia, I use the Tamron 18-270 almost all the time, and it is certainly a great lens for travel and taking out in the field, so you only have to take the one. I've taken all our travel photos and most others with it the past three years. That being said, the auto-focus went on it last fall. It was repaired under their 5 year warranty without fuss, but it's still only working half the time. And I've had trouble with dark upper corners in vertical shots since the beginning. Overall, I'm afraid I'm disappointed in it, even though I'm still using it.
Montanagirl said…
I used to have a Sigma 150-500mm and it seemed to do alright.
Connie Smiley said…
Hi Felicia, I shoot with a Nikon, too, and I don't know much about Tamron, but I love my Sigma 150-500.
Paul said…
I too was faced with this decision and had to decide between the Sigma 18-250, Tamron 18-270 and Nikon 18-300. After much homework I finally went with the Nikon 18-300. The Sigma was my second place choice.
I currently also own the Sigma 10-20 and Sigma 120-400 lenses and am very happy with both!
PerthDailyPhoto said…
Both good lenses Felicia, don't think you would go wrong with either.. sorry, I bet that didn't help :)
Debby Ray said…
My zoom is a used Tamron I got on ebay in excellent condition and after reading the reviews before I got it, it seemed to be the best for the price...I got it for less than $100. It is the AF Tele-Macro 100-300mm. It works well for me and my purposes.
Monika MW said…
I have Sigma 50:2,8, I like it.
Helma said…
I do not use these lenses so I unfortunately can not help you.
I have that Tamron lens but find I prefer to use the two kit lenses which came with my Canon instead. I find the quality of the Tamron photos not quite as good and there seems to be more distortion than with my Canon kit 55- 250. I also find the weight of it quite heavy. I would mostly rather change a lens than use the bigger/heavier Tamron. If going for a walk with my Canon I sometimes will just use the Tamron instead of carting a camera bag or choosing between lenses.