Well, FiremanFrank said it as it is. I got the scope today and when I first peaked through it at 20x I was very pleased. I put it on a tripod and looking at a pile of rocks about 2.06 miles away = 3626 yards, I was not very impressed when I zoomed to 60 power setting. I figured I'd give it another chance and if I did not like it I would return it. This was because before I could see heat waves and I just wanted to be sure what the glass would do without the heat waves.
Before sunset, when it had cooled down enough, I set it up on my tripod again and boy, what a difference. I tried to take a picture hand holding the digital camera but let me tell you, it looks much better in real life.
For 199.00 USD, i'm happy. I'll keep it. The Nikon I had before, 15-45x60 Sky & Earth, did me good for many years, but when I zoomed to 45 things would get dark for my old eyes. Of course the 20-60x80 spotting scope makes a difference.
3626 yards (Just an approximation, I used Google Earth to come up with that number). I felt I would have seen a squirrel popping out of a hole. Hand held photo while my Vortex was sitting on the tripod set on the 60 power. I was just shaking bad. I'm just trying to give you all an idea how good the Vortex is. Camera Land gave awesome service and gr8fuldoug did not miss lead us. Thank you both!
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Our Lord Jesus said that as it was in the days of Noah and
also as it was in the days of Lot so it shall be in the days...
It's happening again!!! God sent to us His prophet, and His Word
to this generation and we once more are rejecting it as was prophesied!!!
---> As promised, God Sent His Prophet to us!