Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro vs Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM - which is the better lens?

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Kristada673
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Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro vs Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM - which is the better lens?

I am considering getting one of these second hand for my Nikon D5200. I have searched for comparisons between the 2 of these, but haven't found any. So, can anyone who has used both point out the differences, the pros and cons of each? I've found the 18-50 selling for about $130 and the 17-50 for $190 in a second hand forum.

P.S. One thing about the 18-50's macro capabilities is that it shoots macro only in 1:3, I am aware of that. So, notwithstanding the magnification ratio in macro, how does it compare against the 17-50 otherwise - image quality, functionality, etc?

P.P.S. I couldn't find a tag for the 18-50 f/2.8 macro here.

 Kristada673's gear list:Kristada673's gear list
Nikon D610 Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D Tamron SP 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD Sigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG Macro HSM Adobe Photoshop CS6 +2 more
Nikon D5200 Sigma 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM
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