APS-C Wideangle Woes...What's a poor man to do?
So I'm absolutely loving my Maxxum 5D, and from info I've gathered around this neck of the woods and various other beats, I've compiled the following lensing so far:
Daily Grind Collection
Minolta 28mm f/2.8
Minolta 50mm f/1.7
Minolta 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5
Minolta 70-210mm f/4
Rarely Used/Dangerous Situations (i.e.-Beach) Collection
Minolta 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6
Minolta 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6
Tamron 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6
The "FRANKENSTEIN" Collection
Custom-made Glass Element MD/MA Converter
Rokkor-X 50mm f/1.7
Rokkor-X 135mm f/2.8
eBay M42 Adapter
Asahi Super Takumar 35mm f/3.5
Vivitar 55mm f/2.8
So if you've so kindly and keenly observed, my widest lens is...drum roll...the darn kit lens. Yeah, I know.
The CZ 16-80 is just ludicrously out of my budget (believe it or not, I haven't spent more than $35 on a single lens in my collection so far, since I purchased 'oily apertures' & other 'junked' second hand lensing and fixed them myself), and I've played a bit with other people's 'wides', such as the Tokina 19-35, Sigma 17-35, Sigma 12-24, and some others. It's just that the most affordable (Tokina 19-35) is still roughly $100USD when all is said and done. I know I can get wider with some M42s, but I want an AF lens.
Any suggestions? Or is an affordable, decent performing wide-angle just non-existent at this point in time?
grip: KM Maxxum 5D | Minolta 50mm f1.4 neck: Sony A200 | Minolta 70-210mm f4
backup: Fuji s6000fd | pocket: Fuji F20SE
sentimental: Sony DSC-S85
wife: Canon s800IS | 9yo daughter: Canon s410