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On 26 Apr 2002 at 9:59, Simon Lamb wrote: > The Imacon Photo is $4,995 dollars plus rebates. In the UK it is £3,999 > plus VAT. I doubt you will get a used drum scanner at that price. > > I will say that, looking like a tin box, it is more in keeping with a PC and > would look nice next to a pentium IV. It would ruin the look of my Mac ;-) I have occasionally seen used Howtek scanners on eBay at prices from $3K and up. I was tempted, more than once. To me, the Imacon brings to mind the Scandinavian tendency to put form ahead of function at times. (eg., Bang & Olufson audio gear.) Presumably there is a good reason for the design of the Imacon being as it is. Something about a vertical, unfolded light path (no mirrors.) The LeafScan 45 is also of a similar optical design. Now, if you want an ugly scanner that looks just like an oversized, tin shoebox, *do* consider the Nikon LS-8000. And, FWIW, I think I've read comments (over on Tony Sleep's listserv) that Imacon's driver software works well on Macs, and not quite so well on PCs. rafe b. PS: Anyone know where I can get one of those kits that turns an old Mac Plus into an aquarium? Seriously. - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.