To keep the binoculars stable, you need the right binocular tripod. There are a few things to consider when buying – from maximum weight to the type of joint head. We show the most important aspects.
Tips for the right binocular tripod
When choosing a binocular tripod, the maximum weight plays an important role. The tripod should be sufficiently heavy to give the binoculars the necessary stability. At the same time, it must be easy to transport so that you don’t have to carry too heavy a load when you go hunting or marvel at landscapes.
The right swivel head for the binocular
Every pair of binoculars requires a suitable swivel head. A ball joint head is ideal, as it provides sufficient clearance to move the binoculars in the desired direction. This ensures maximum flexibility. Other rod ends are also suitable depending on the area of application of the binoculars.
Not to forget the binocular adapter*. It is required to connect the binoculars and binocular tripod together. As a rule, the manufacturer’s instructions will tell you whether the tripod is suitable for the binoculars. In case of doubt, please consult the manufacturer.
A binocular tripod that is not compatible with the binoculars can be adjusted with a little skill, but a really secure hold is not guaranteed.
The right material
The binocular tripod for the binoculars can be made of different materials such as wood, plastic or aluminium. Tripods made of wood are ideal because they are particularly low in vibration and stable. The only disadvantage: the slightly higher weight.
If you have the necessary budget, you can purchase several tripods and thus always have the right model in your luggage depending on the situation.
A high quality binocular tripod is a relatively large investment. The price for a suitable model can be in the three-digit range. Here it is important not to save money. Cheap tripods from third-party manufacturers can shake quickly and change position in the event of slight vibrations. A larger investment here offers considerably more comfort and is also more durable.
Conclusion: This should be noted
The right tripod for binoculars must have some characteristics. The maximum weight must match the binoculars, the rod end must be of high quality and the material should be durable and robust. The price also plays a role.
The most important points to look out for when buying binoculars – once again summarized:
- rod end
In addition, factors such as colour and additional functions play a role. High-quality quality tripods can be adjusted precisely and thus always ensure a stable view. If you are unsure, ask your specialist dealer for advice on the right tripod.
In case of doubt, tripods from the same manufacturer as the binoculars are always a good choice. This ensures compatibility and co.