I second everything people have said here. I own the Maxxum 7000 with a 50mm 1.7 and a Sigma 28-75mm (I think). The body is a brick, which gives a great, confident feel. Metering is spot on. Honestly, the 50mm is one of the best lenses I have used. I love the bokeh and how damn sharp and contrasty it is. It's absolutely great for color.
Actually, if you're interested, I might be willing to sell the sucker. Since I got the M7 I rarely shoot it anymore. Two bodies, two lenses and a padded bag. Just a thought ^_^