I started off with a 135mm Raptar (same as the Optar I believe). It does not have the following that other lenses have, but in good condition can do a decent job. Another one might be a 127mm Rodenstock Ysaron. They are both just a touch wide, which sounds like what you want. Don't overlook normal length lenses either. You can get a deal sometimes on a 152mm Ektar. In the price range you stated, you will pprobably have to look at used lenses, but some of them were very good. Just be careful about the condition of the lens and shutter. Some are in very good shape and others are just junk. Lenses in these lengthes are fairly common, so take your time and if you don't get ther first one, there will always be another (don't get sucked into a bidding war).