I have been working with various Canon TS lenses on a 5DII. My basic conclusion is that I prefer focus stacking with Helicon Focus in almost every case where super-sharp, deep focus needs to be maintained.
*nod* I looked into the focus stacking technique but, and I know this is going to sound silly, but I really do not want to use software if I can help it. I work with software for a living and really enjoy the mechanical elements of photography as a hobby, so I try to do as little post processing as I can since it sucks the enjoyment out of it for me.
I may, of course, change my tune on that after playing with it a bit.
In regards to re-purposing a classic view camera, note that DSLR sensors are located somewhat back from the lensmount opening, which can limit the amount of off-axis adjustment. Also, DSLR sensors may have piping and other diffraction-like problems when light hits them at extreme angles.
Ah, I had not heard about the diffraction problems. Thanks for the heads up. And good point about the lensmount opening, I had not considered that issue.
If you feel comfortable with view cameras, you might consider scanning camera backs.
*nod* I have been watching eBay for used scanning backs to get a feel for those prices, so that is indeed something I am pondering, though those have speed limitations that would make them unusable for some pictures I am pondering. Wonderful for others though.
Thanks for your response ^_^