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Grip the binoculars as far out as you can. Shake is actually angular movement of the binoculars. Abstractly speaking your binoculars are a single-sided lever with the swivel-point where the eye-pieces are pressed against your face, while the hands cause angular movement. The longer the lever is, the smaller the angular deflection for a specific movement of ...


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For binoculars, your best option isn't just a simple tripod, but a parallelogram mount (link for representation only, not a product recommendation) on a tripod. While many standard to slightly larger than standard binoculars will have an adapter to attach them to a standard tripod; except for looking at things near the horizon it won't be comfortable to use....


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I always recommend a good tripod. That said, there are a few tricks to stabilizing binoculars in human hands. Hold your elbows together, under the binocs and pressed up against your belly. This reduces the leverage that the binoculars have on your stable body by half. Hold something heavy on/under the binoculars. In the army I would take to full M-16 ...


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Tripods are good, as are monopods. These aren't as stable as tripods but are easier to lug around. When using a monopod you form the other two legs of the "tripod" to create the stability. Other options: Lean your elbows on a wall or something else at the right height. This is more useful when looking at terrestrial objects, but you should be able to ...


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Ideally a tripod as Journeyman suggests. Another idea is to use a different grip. Use both hands to hold the right hand objective housing. Allow the left hand objective to rest on the back of your left hand/wrist. Also if possible hold your elbows in closer to your body (this is really only possible if you're not looking very high up.) This means your two ...


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Don't hold the binoculars in your hands. Humans are made of meat. wobbly wobbly meat. There's apparently devices that let you mount binoculars on tripods - (this google search would be a start). Those and a tripod would probably be helpful in decreasing shake. I suppose it would affect mobility a little but that's a tradeoff.



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