In the Nikon D3s - now out thread, Graham Welland wrote:
Canon offers 24/1.4 and 35/1.4 L-series primes (and a consumer-grade USM 28/1.8). Leica offers 21/1.4, 24/1.4, and 35/1.4 lenses (and, admittedly, a superb 28/2). However the rumors on upcoming Leica lenses focus on a redesigned 35/1.4 rather than a 28/1.4. Nikon currently offers only a consumer-grade 28/2.8 and rumors concerning new Nikon primes consistently mention 24/1.4, 36/1.4, and 85/1.4 lenses rather than a redesigned 28/1.4.
I can do 95% of my shooting with lenses in the 28mm to 90mm range so -- unlike perhaps a majority of members in this or any other forum -- if there were no lenses wider than 28mm or longer than 90mm, it would have hardly any impact on the kinds of pictures I like to make.
But consequently this means 28mm is a key focal length for me. So my question is: when/why did the 28mm fall out of fashion/favor?