I am looking for an EP with a max true FOV at a reasonable price; it is expected to be mostly a slightly wider "finder" EP since I already have a 35 Pan that I enjoy. A secondary use will be for a youngster to have a wide EP to play around with without risking destroying Daddy's $400 Panoptic.
Two "cheap" candidates I've found are the ES 40mm 68 and the Orion 38mm Q70. I note Tele Vue offers a 55mm Plossl, and I have a lot of TV product, but I'm hoping to save a few dollars here if I can. Thank you all for any advice.