Originally Posted by texchappy
Actually, I was looking for input and opinion from other users.
OK, I've got a Canon IVSB2 as well as a Leica IIIc. Both are built incredibly well and are almost identical in exterior dimensions although the Canon feels slightly heavier. The IVSB2 has the advantage of a single vf/rf w/ three levels of adjustable magnification. This can be quite useful for fine-focusing, and the highest level of magnification appears to give the view of a 100 mm lens.
The IIIc has a diopter for eye relief, which the Canon lacks.
As far as loading and handling are concerned, I feel they're identical.
Bottom line: you really can't go wrong w/ either camera. My sense is that current prices for the IVSB2 are a little higher than for a IIIc of comparable quality, probably b/c the IVSB2 was a later model that competed with the Leica IIIf/IIIG. Regardless, I'd get the one in the best condition.