Great Travel Camera
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In any case ... I use my 7II (w/ 80mm and 43mm) for travel photography. The first time I traveled to Italy I used my RZ. As you know the RZ weighs a lot and takes up a lot of space. I like to travel light (carry-on bag and small backpack only) and the RZ makes that tough. So before I traveled again I looked for an alternative.
Not wanting to sacrifice the tremendous image quality of the 6x7 neg I looked into and eventually purchased my 7II set up. I've never had a moment of buyer's remorse!
Once I got used to using a rangefinder and learned the quirks of the 7II I found it to be an ideal travel camera. I'm very analytical so I bought mine well before my next trip and shot a lot of test slides so I could understand the metering, hyperfocal settings and general handling of the camera and lenses. Since then I feel very confident and come back with fantastic images.
That said, I know the 150mm lens has a long minimum focus which makes it far from ideal for headshots or similar portraiture. This is part of the reason I still have an RZ set up. I've seen fantastic group shots, environmental portraiture, landscapes, street photography, etc. from the 7II and would say that it works well for most types of photography. With that in mind I guess it's safe to say that like many things in life not everything is one-size-fits-all. The 7II is certainly not a niche camera but it does work better for some things and not very well for others. Just my 6x7 cents worth ...
Assorted Minolta 35mm
(film and digital)
and more other cameras
than I'd care to mention