Best 35mm lens for under $500?
I'm sure that this subject has been discussed in other forums, but that shouldn't keep anyone for throwing in their 2 cents.
I am a monogomous 50mm user, but am tempted to dabble in something wider. I have a wonderful Zuiko 28/2 that has served me well, but these days I prefer to shoot with the MP and would like something in M-mount.
I am most intruiged by the CV lenses, but have seen concerning barrel distortion from the 1.4 and the 1.2 is just too big. I have settled on the 2.5, but I wonder if I am missing out on not considering a Biogon? I am also concerned that that lens may be a bit large - I prefer the small and light. Are there some other options I should consider? When I look at Leica, I end up thinking that if I go that route that I should just bite the bullet and get a ASPH 'cron.
Any and all comments philosophical appreciated.