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The Wrong Way
99% of people when handed a pair of binoculars would hold them in the obvious way, as shown in the picture. Simply by placing their hands on the sides. Of course it works, but it's not that steady and in long term use will lead to fatigue more quickly.
The Right Way
This picture shows an alternative method. The first fingers and thumbs rest against the face of the observer. This gives much more support and the binoculars are less prone to wobble, especially important with high magnifications models. In addition some of the load is kept off the arms in this stance, making it easier to hold the binoculars for extended periods.
The only downside with this method is that the focus is harder to set. We normally hold them the "wrong" way to adjust the focus then change position. After all, you don't need to adjust the focus more than once per session.
The wrong way! Unstable due to lack of support.
The right way. Steady observation and good support.
Some of our larger giant binoculars aren't designed to be hand held, they're just too heavy. Even our lighter models can often benefit from the use of a tripod to improve stability. Almost all out binoculars can use our inexpensive adaptor bracket to connect to a normal camera tripod.
When choosing a tripod bear in mind that our larger binoculars weigh more than most cameras. Be sure you don't exceed the tripod manufacturer's weigh limits.
We offer two models of tripod in the online shop along with the adaptor bracket.