Spotting scopes tripods provide incredible stability, which is much needed since spotting scopes provide intense magnification and without solid support, your images will be quite blurry. When you’re using a spotting scope for your birdwatching, hunting or target shooting, the optics will provide a clear and detailed view. A tripod is nonetheless essential for your spotting scope because just using your hands won’t cut it (you won’t be able to focus on anything precisely, unlike binoculars which don’t require a tripod).
While most spotting scopes are not too heavy, it’s important to purchase a spotting scope tripod that’s lightweight, compact, and easy to carry with you. If you plan on using an angled spotting scope (which I recommend since they’re much more comfortable on your eye and you don’t have to bend down too much as they can be set lower on a tripod than a straight scope), so you don’t need to worry about purchasing a full-size tripod. Any tripod with a height of 60 inches or 152.4 cm and less should be good enough. Plus, a smaller compact tripod has great stability and is easier to carry since it’s not heavy. However, you do need to purchase a good tripod that can provide proper support for your scope. If your tripod is too wobbly, it can cause problems in windy conditions and might not be very durable. This doesn’t mean though, that you need to purchase the most expensive spotting scope tripod that you can find! t’s the Purpose of a Spotting Scope Tripod?Purchasing a tripod that supports the weight of your scope should be just right!