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?

Thanks.

-Brian