Ha - I was involved in the research from which that NZILA document was produced. Some of it is very poorly worded, but the technical aspects of this guide are mostly correct.
If you take a panoramic image around the nodal point of a lens and stitch those images together accurately, you will get the same result with a 24mm lens as you will with a 50mm. The image produced with a 24mm lens will only require 3 individual photos to get the 124x55 degree fov. The 50mm lens will require 10 individual photos. If you use the same sensor, the final resolution, will therefore be much greater in the 50mm image, but once scaled, the relative position and scale of all objects within the shot will be the same.
If you're interested, this book is a good reference;https://www.amazon.com/Windfarm-Visualisation-Perspective-Alan-MacDonald...
Correction on my original post - FOV of a 35mm lens on full frame is actually 55 x 38 degrees. Accidentally had my app set to Nikon DX and not full frame. My point is still correct. This is no where near the FOV of human vision.
What absolute rubbish.
A 35mm lens on a full frame sensor will give you a field of view of approximately 37degrees x 25 degrees. The human field of view is widely accepted to be (it varies person to person) 124 degrees x 55 degrees. Even though this FOV is for both eyes in tandem, the second eye gives width, not extra height and at 55 degrees vertical, you can see that the eye has more than double the FOV of this lens.
It is also widely accepted that perspective does not change with focal length, but with distance to subject.
Samyang have no idea what they're talking about.
These are "DG" lenses designed for full frame. The 18-35 is a "DC" lens designed for APS-C.
One thing that people don't always consider is the resale value of hardware once you're done with it. Apple hardware is often more expensive up front, but I've found that the "total cost of ownership" is often less with a Mac, since you can still get good resale value 24mnths later. I always try and sell my Macbooks before they are 3 yrs old and within the Applecare period. This will definitely depend on your local market, but here in New Zealand the resale value for second hand Macbooks is very good.
That being said - get the tool that is best for your workflow. I was very disappointed not to see a Macbook with 32Gb RAM. But for me, my laptop tends to be for personal use and only occasional post/editing work. At work and home I use much more powerful Dell Workstations. I prefer OSX to windows. But do what gets the job done efficiently.
Yes - but not if you have upgraded to Yosemite.
Which is just great when Apple have declared they will not be patching a big security vulnerability in Mavericks or earlier versions of OSX.
I think the message of the commercial is get drunk after a failed proposal. She might let you down, but tequila won't. I think it's fun and works well.