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One of the advantages of using binoculars with a tripod is it is a great sharing device. If you have the binoculars on the tripod aimed at an incredible sight it is a lot easier to share that view with people. All you have to do is give them a turn looking. You don't have to take time to direct people where to point a set of handheld binoculars. Tripods (for the most part) were designed for cameras. Which means that in order to connect binoculars to a tripod you need what's called a binocular mount. If you are unsure of what to buy look for sets. Tripod manufacturers will package tripods and binocular mounts together. This way you know you are getting the perfect fit.