If the OP is looking for a "decent", "affordable", wide lens for 4x5, the chrome-finished Schneider Super-Angulon f/8 lenses are very good- and not expensive these days. If for 8x10, good luck- and see the long recent thread about "210s for 8x10" or something like that.

I've learned quite a bit about the history of view-camera wide lenses in this thread, for which I thank all the contributors.