I found an eversmart jazz+ on craigslist for $25. Calibration slide and software included. All I had to do was buy a mac capable of running os 10 ($100). The scanner works perfectly, and so for $125 I have a scanner for my 8x10's that, when wet-mounted, look great. These old scanners can be great if you are willing to put in a lot of time and effort (that is the trade-off you make for little or no money). Oh, and having them take up a huge amount of space in your apartment.