I accidentally discovered a truly helpful support grip to hold my 7x50 with. These are "OpticValley", nothing fancy but very heavy, too heavy to enjoy more than a quick glimpse at the sky. Got them new off Trademe a few years back for NZ$20.
What you see in the picture is the common bino tripod adapter on this upside-down L-bracket. I grip it at the long bar and the other hand grips that big screw. The bar is edgy to hold on to and the screw doesn't sit well in the hand, either, but it serves alright.
Last night, the first really clear night in what feels like months, the moon stood right in my western sky the whole time. So I just grabbed my binos still mounted on the support grip and looked North-ish. It was after a 5 minutes that I realised that I'm still enjoying cruising around that part of sky, comfortably standing and holding the 7x50 without noticing that I'm holding it. No wobble, no twitching.
I think stability results from both forearms staying under chin height and arms are close to the body, touching and resting on the chest while holding this contraption.
That is a huge improvement I thought worth sharing.
Edited by silv, 12 February 2019 - 03:27 AM.