It's odd, but I used a Rollei for twenty years, starting while I worked at a local newspaper, and only bothered with a tripod 5 or 6 times. Tension on a neck strap and elbows planted on my sides was good enough. On the other hand, I only used my Hasselblad by hand once between 2001 to 2015, and the rest of the time on a tripod. If you spend that much money and time for medium format quality, hand-held is simply not worthwhile. Those old Rollei negatives weren't sharp by modern standards, but good enough for newsprint.