Thanks for this pointer.
Perhaps its worth clarifying the purpose of the original post: I've been photographing for years and only recently gotten into a tech camera with extensive movements. Rather enjoying it, but its a bit... deliberate? So while great for purposed compositions, its not so good for wandering, at least not too far from the car. It does travel nicely in a backpack, but the time to setup, get right, well, we all know.
Years ago, I found a 55 PC lens for the Rollei 6003 setup I had, a nice user grade lens, not pricey, and it works well. Has about 18 mm movement in one direction, 12mm in the other. Its fully automatic, which is rare, and at f16 is quite sharp. It has tilt, but I've never used it with any success. The lens is super heavy, running about the 4# that I guess isn't uncommon. It doesn't make for a good "wanderer" either, but its a great piece to have.
Is there a better way to get movements? What would happen if you took the gloves off, and gave the criteria (light weight, easy setup, movements in 2 axis, high resolution) and proceeded from there? Typically people start with their systems and then figure out what works.... thought to try from the other end of the telescope.
Seems the answers so far are either
- 35 DSLR with modest movements, although pretty good lens selection (Canon, Nikon, Schneider, OM, 1 Contax).
- light view camera or tech camera, needing setup. 4x5 with film still makes some sense....
- or correct in post processing, either stitching, or PS.
Just worth putting out there. Some of the older threads on this subject struggle to ID a good answer - as the PC lenses on DSLR (the good ones) are pricey, and some can be very heavy (again, the 4#), while the smaller ones are fiddly and some say the build quality isn't there.
Someone did a test a while back of a Canon 24 TS vs a tech camera and digital back, and the two were pretty close.