When should I use a tripod for my binoculars?

As far as stabilization goes, a well-made tripod will hold any standard field binocular firmly in place for long duration viewing.

Standard (40mm to 56mm objective) and mid-size binoculars (30mm to 35mm objective), such as the Nature DX and TrailSeeker, can be mounted on tripods for long-duration use. However, their smaller size also makes them very suitable for attaching to a monopod to increase their versatility in the field. Larger diameter binoculars, such as the SkyMaster models, are also often mounted on tripods. To determine if a tripod or monopod is best, read this article.