I have 8 different Canon rangefinders. While I LOVE the styling of the early ones the best, if I had to pick one for over all usability I would have to pick a VI L Canon VI L Unless you really want the 0.95 50mm lens, the 7 doesn't really justify the extra bulk--but I am a hand held light meter guy. I never use the on-camera ones. Just my two cents. If the styling comes into play, the IVSB is a great choice. Either way you get a great performer for not too much $$$.