maybe the glass is better: I played around with the "old" TS lens for a week... and with the P45 it's desolate. But center sharpness was not totaly bad. Not as good as a Distagon 2.8/45 certainly, but acceptable. So if the new glass has better contrast so that the entire capture frame is illuminated sharp it's maybe a good thing.
I agree if it's a much improved lens it may be worth it depending on what you shoot.
What I don't understand is the information stream on this type of equipment.
You just can't start selling a brand of lenses at $3,000 that previously went for $700 without some explanation of what the benifits are.
Even if the lens is much more improved, let's be honest, the Boris brand isn't up there with the thought of Leica, Schneider or Zeiss.
It may turn out to be the lens of the century, but before I'd advertise anything I'd sure have some information about the lens including sharpness.
I use the old Boris to make it not sharp, so for that it's great, but if I shot something I had to pull a lot of focus with, I'd want more info.
Personally I don't understand medium format marketing. Everybody gets all up in arms if you don't say horray, good idea, great, but the bottom line is this equipment is very expensive and more importantly it's used for very expensive production (or should be).
Given all of this, I just don't understand the way all of medium format markets. There are streams and clips of press releases and banners from small blogs, dealers, forums etc., but no real definative information in one place that gives you what you need to know to make an informed purchase.
Since Hasselblad closed off their camera, it seems everyone's marketing is somewhat of a knee jerk reaction.
What happned to the days when you picked up a camera brochure and there was this schematic of everything you needed to get to work, showing lenses, adpaters, accessories, etc. etc.
Now we get information in bits and pieces and usually the price is way down the line, followed by delivery dates. Or in this case the price is there but no real information about the lens, at least not in one cohesive form, much less any photographs shot with it.