We've been reviewing scopes for over a decade now, and this is the one we've been waiting to see come along.
It's a full-sized scope with a 20-60x zoom eyepiece. It works even at maximum magnification. And it's priced so that virtually every birder can afford it.
Thank you, Vortex Optics!
The 20-60x zoom zoom is built right into the scope. (Many scopes sell the eyepiece separately, so you have to add the price of the eyepiece on to the price of the body.)
Also available in a straight-through version
scope is waterproof. built-in lens hood,
The scope comes in angled and straight-through models,
Michael and Diane Porter