A lens with a tilt adjustment is capable of producing a plane of sharpest focus that is not parallel to the image sensor. Could a lens with no tilt adjustment produce the same image, if many images with different focal distances were stitched together?
I've included a picture to help illustrate the question. I am asking from a technical standpoint, what effects or adjustments on the camera would cause differences, and how would they manifest.
I thought more about the question and I think the question I am trying to ask is if the wedge shaped depth of field (Scheimpflug principle) produced by the tilt of a tilt shift lens is because the region of focus is getting closer to the camera (less depth of field) or because of another effect.