sharpness of vintage canon FD telephotos

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sharpness of vintage canon FD telephotos

I recently acquired a canon FD 70-200 zoom.
I really like the picture quality of things out to about ... 50 ft?
but further than that, I think the sharpness is lacking.
yes I know its a zoom and they are supplsedly less sharp than primes.
But I also have a FD 300L. it also is less sharp than I had hoped.

is that pretty much expected from the old lenses?

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