Yeah it is. Speaking 10 years later myself....... Before using them to help sell off a few A Series bodies, i took plenty of Photos with Canon's "lousy" 35-70 zooms. Same thing with the similar Nikon...is it 47-80.? Anyway, unless you are going to be staring at photos to review...i hate to even say the stupid word anymore...Sharpness..... i am not sure what objection you would find with Any FD Lens. (certain circumstances always apply) FD was the lens that was sold by one of the Worlds top notch camera makers. My experience.?.......it takes a REAL BAD Lens to ruin the photographs of 99% of us. Pentax Canon Olympus Nikon Minolta They all made better glass than most of us deserved.