My prevous work has a Nikon LS 2000 standing on the shelf, and i can buy it for amount that is kind of budget friendly . . I`m aware of that i have to buy a scsi to usb adapter and silverfast for OS-X 10.4, but think i can live with that if the scanner is ok.
Any users out there, for my self i just have used a Coolscan 8000 and a Imacon Flexlight II ( and since my parents don`t agree on taking a 2nd loan on the house, the imacon is out of sight, Bummer ..
And budget friendly is always a good starter.