Originally Posted by Krosya
Best 35mm lens for under $500 - get a Konica Hexar AF with it's superb 35/2.
I agree about the characteristics of that lens...but the OP seems to want a 35 in M or Screw Mount. So, in keeping with the LTM UC 35/2, I think a Nikkor 35/1,8 in LTM would fit the description. I own a summicron 35/2 asph and the w-nikkor 35/1,8 2005 re-issue; overall I prefer the W-Nikkor 35/1,8. In fact, I prefer it over the lux asph 35!