imac and scanner

stephenlewis

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Oct 18, 2012
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Hi Guys

I've been keeping an eye here for a couple of months, and, having bought my imac a few weeks ago, thought I'd sign up! So hi !

Whilst I'm on I have a query. I have looked through this site but cannot find a definitive answer, so here goes.

My scanner has a SCSI interface, and the last software update from the manufacturer (Imacon/Hasselblad) will run under Mac OS 10.2 Jaguar. So here's what I was thinking. Load a copy of Jaguar as an alternative boot system, download and install the scanner software, then connect the scanner via a SCSI to USB adapter (my local Maplin stock them). Turn on the scanner, then boot up into Jaguar. I'm aware of the 'Power PC' issue, but wondered if this method would get around that. It sounds a little too easy to actually work, but what do you think?

Thanks in advance for any advice.

Stephen
 

skyenet

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Jun 26, 2012
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For a scanner I just use one of the all in one printers. It was less than £50 and is wireless. Had no problems scanning documents to any of my Macs. Use Apple's included Image Capture app.

Threw my old SCSI scanner in the bin. Even my local Computer recycle place didn't want it LOL.
 
Sep 10, 2012
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Just buy a new scanner. That one you have is an antique. They've come a long way.
... talking of antique, who remembers the good old days of the Amiga and ST when the first scanners were these handheld things which you "dragged" over something to scan it?!

And digressing to printers ... I used to love my Star LC10 Colour! Dot matrix, I'll have you know!

Aaahhh ... just thinking back to the time when I used to scan through the public domain adverts in my Amiga mags, selecting a bunch of discs to order (I was heavily into the "demo" scene back then) then sending off my order (via post!) along with a postal order then excitedly waiting for my 3.5" floppies to arrive!

Didn't mean to go off topic, but this just got me reminiscing :rolleyes:
 
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btbrossard

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Oct 25, 2008
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... talking of antique, who remembers the good old days of the Amiga and ST when the first scanners were these handheld things which you "dragged" over something to scan it?!
I saw something similar to this monstrosity at the store the other day - A draggable scanner + huge uncomfortable mouse.

Someone, somewhere must think this is a good idea...
 

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stephenlewis

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Oct 18, 2012
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Cheshire
There's nothing wrong with the scanner, and it produces consistent and high quality results, so I'll hang onto the PC just to run it. The PC is networked to my Mac so there's no problem transferring the files. When the scanner finally packs in, or I have the funds, I'll replace it with a new one.

Stephen

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skyenet

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Jun 26, 2012
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Near Glasgow - Scotland
then connect the scanner via a SCSI to USB adapter (my local Maplin stock them).
My local Maplins, or for indeed anywhere, don't seem to stock a SCSI to USB adapter!!!. I in fact remember looking for one once for my Apple PowereCD which has a SCSI interface, and having no luck. If there was such a thing it would probably be dearer than the starting prices for a modern USB Scanner, or even a All in One printer. I find it great having a scanner connected to my iMac and if you have a recently purchased iMac then I would have thought it worth the small outlay. However that is just my view :) Best of luck with your setup

By the way some lovely photos on your website
 
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Huginnmuninn

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Oct 8, 2011
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There's nothing wrong with the scanner, and it produces consistent and high quality results
Yeah, most of the people answering the question have no idea how awesome that scanner is. Wish I had one for my old MF negs, especially since Nikon stopped making the Coolscan 9000 and there's nothing really good in the market these days under three grand.

Take a look at the links I provided above. There ARE ways to use your scanner with new Mac hardware.
 

stephenlewis

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Oct 18, 2012
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Cheshire
Yeah, most of the people answering the question have no idea how awesome that scanner is. Wish I had one for my old MF negs, especially since Nikon stopped making the Coolscan 9000 and there's nothing really good in the market these days under three grand.

Take a look at the links I provided above. There ARE ways to use your scanner with new Mac hardware.

Yep! The Imacon may be old, but it's superbly engineered, and the optics are top class. I shoot on 5x4 transparency film and want the best scanner to bring out the best of the large film. The current model costs in excess of £10,000 :eek:, and even decent s/h ones are £3000+

Thanks for the links. I'll have a good look over the next few days.
 

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