Need to connect SCSI scanner to iMac

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  1. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    I have a SCSI film scanner I want to connect to an iMac. The iMac has only FW800 and USB2. Has anyone experience with some kind of adaptor? Yes I know I can Google but I'm asking if anyone has experience with this and how well it works.

    Film scanners are not cheap and they are getting harder for buy so I don't want to replace this Nikon scanner.
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    There once were SCSI-to-firewire adapters for sale, which "kind of" worked, but no one sells them (new) anymore.

    Finding a used one could be problematic -- and very expensive. And once you have it, there's no promise it will actually work.

    Some options:
    - Buy or rent a film scanner that has firewire or usb. If not a new one, find a used one on ebay or elsewhere.
    - Have the film scanned for you by a service that does such things.
    - Buy and set up an OLDER MAC that still has SCSI capabilities. It will probably involve a little work to get it up-and-running, but might be the cheapest way.

    A little while back, there was an extensive discussion over at macintouch.com about scanning old slides and film. You might investigate there.
     
  3. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Is this something like you are looks for? I ask because as you can see the reviewer is using a Mac!
     
  4. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

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    I've used a USB to SCSI adapter in the past but I don't think they're made any more. eBay is probably your best option
     

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