I can't think of any reason to not recommend it.

It's the most compatible of all the Minolta AF film bodies with the current Sony Alpha system. It works with the latest (full frame) lenses and the external flashes manufactured by Sony.

The camera itself is compact, yet with the VC-7 vertical grip, it's balanced with larger telephoto lenses of the 70-200 f/2.8 variety. The VC-7 also allows the camera to run on ubiquitous AA batteries.

The metering is accurate, as is the AF.

There are lots of options for excellent glass available, and it's the only game in town for Zeiss AF lenses on film. (Dynax/Maxxum 5 etc not withstanding.)

M42 lenses can be used, without an IQ-robbing glassed adapter. Infinity focus is maintained.