Having had Silverfast 6.x, I have been offered Silverfast 8 at a 50% discount -- but that means about $220 even after the discount. I am wondering whether those experienced scanners here have an opinion on whether this is worth it or a extravagance.
My scanning is occasional negatives and slides on a Nikon LS4000. By occasional I mean probably a hundred or less a year. The Nikon Scan software works but I'd have to boot into Snow Leopard for it as it won't run on OS X 10.7.
Any advice appreciated.