from Dr. Dubovoy at http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutor ... icon.shtml
Helicon Focus is a terrific tool, and as such I have definitely added it to my arsenal. It allows me to get extended depth of field while using cameras without movements, such as an Alpa TC, a PhaseOne or a Canon.
And there is no reason at all why it cannot be used with a view camera, in combination with view camera movements to produce images that would have been impossible or unimaginable without these types of software tools.
Therefore, for me the view camera is far from dead. It still offers unparalleled image control versus any other type of camera, and in conjunction with modern digital tools it is still the most powerful and the most versatile image capture device extant for still subjects.
In conclusion, the 64-bit version of Helicon Focus allows me to make images that I found practically impossible to do in the past, and also to make “classic” images with extended depth of field in a new and painless way.
This is a tool I can definitely recommend to those photographers that shoot relatively still subjects and need to extend depth of field well beyond what a typical lens can provide.