Fujinon 12x28 TS1228 Techno-Stabi Image-Stabilized Binoculars

BH #FUTS1228 • MFR #600019814
Fujinon 12x28 TS1228 Techno-Stabi Image-Stabilized Binoculars
Key Features
  • ±3° Stabilization
  • Phase-Corrected Prisms
  • Fully Multi-Coated Lenses
  • 4.2° Angle of View
Enjoy the power of 12x magnification without having to use a tripod with the Fujinon 12x28 TS1228 Techno-Stabi Image-Stabilized Binoculars. With image stabilization of ±3°, you'll see the details of far-off subjects without the hand shake that spoils the image of nonstabilized, high-power optics. They're especially useful when glassing from a moving boat or vehicle.
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Fujinon Techno-Stabi 12x28 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Optical Performance
  • 3Use and Handling
  • 4Construction Details

Enjoy the power of 12x magnification without having to use a tripod with the Fujinon 12x28 TS1228 Techno-Stabi Image-Stabilized Binoculars. With image stabilization of ±3°, you'll see the details of far-off subjects without the hand shake that spoils the image of nonstabilized, high-power optics. They're especially useful when glassing from a moving boat or vehicle.

Fully multi-coated optics and phase-corrected prisms deliver a bright, crisp image, and the long 17.5mm eye relief and twist-up eyecups make the Techno-Stabi comfortable to use even while wearing glasses. They will run for up to 12 hours on the included CR2 lithium battery and comes with a case and a strap.


Optical Performance

  • 12x magnification
  • 28mm objective lens
  • Phase-corrected prisms
  • Fully multi-coated lenses

Use and Handling

  • Vibration correction range ±3°
  • Enjoy 12x magnification with no need for a tripod
  • Twist-up eyecups accommodate eyewear
  • Long 17.5mm eye relief
  • Up to 12 hours runtime

Construction Details

  • Center-focus wheel
  • Auto shutoff after 10 minutes of inactivity
  • Fiberglass-reinforced plastic housing
  • Lightweight at 14.9 ounces
  • Neck strap, carrying bag, CR2 lithium battery
UPC: 631267198140

Fujinon Techno-Stabi 12x28 Specs

Objective Lens Diameter28 mm
Angle of View4.2° (Actual)
Field of View218' @ 1000 yd / 72.38 m @ 1000 m
Exit Pupil Diameter2.3 mm
Eye Relief17.5 mm
Interpupillary AdjustmentNone
Diopter AdjustmentYes
Focus TypeCenter
Stabilization Freedom+/- 3°
Battery1 x CR2
Weight14.9 oz / 422.4 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.6 x 6.5 x 3.6"

Fujinon Techno-Stabi 12x28 Reviews

excellent for bird watching

By Mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-26

Compared to our Pentax Papilio II 8.5x21, the Fujinon 12x28 adds magnification without adding shake. Of course the Fujinon costs almost four times as much, and the unstabilized Pentax optic remains a definite bargain for what it is. We like to have both pair now when out hiking. They're both competent, compact and lightweight. Stabilization helps enormously with panning, just as it helps when watching something stationary. That was an unexpected benefit. When I'm looking at a bird at rest and it decides to zip off to a different branch or a different tree, it's surprisingly easy to track it to the new perch. Where stabilization doesn't help is with lining up a subject in the first place; but that's no fault of the product. 12x magnification can simply be a little much for birding at times, depending on the situation. After several outings, we are very pleased with this purchase.

Exactly what I had hoped for

By Mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-04

Knowing Fujinon optics, I was confident these binoculars would be crisp and clear. But I previously had very little experience with stabilized binoculars, and I was not sure how much of an improvement these would be over normal 12x binoculars. I was hoping it would be a vast improvement over unstabilized 12x, and I got what I hoped for. Flipping the stabilization switch to on is miraculous-- it's suddenly like being on a tripod, but with handheld flexibility. I don't know why I waited so long!

Excellent Binoculars

By Art
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-06

I was looking to replace my 15 year old Canon 10x30 IS binoculars. I was disappointed to find out that Canon has made no effort to cure the coating break down issue, which was the reason to replace them. After some research, I choose the Fujinon 12x28 IS binoculars. Our primary use for binoculars is on our sailboat. IS is key while sailing for spotting buoys, landmarks and other boats. The optics on these are excellent and the IS feature is superior to Canon. The coating is very durable and hopefully long lasting. I highly recommend these binoculars.

Exceptional and svelte optical instrument!

Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-29

This basic review if for the most current Fujinon12x28 TS1228 that I bought from B&H in 2021. I am in Canada and could not source these binoculars from any of the major vendors here. I already own the Canon 10x42L IS, Canon 12x36 IS III, and the Canon 10x30 IS binoculars along with a variety of Zeiss, Steiner, and Pentax non-stabilized binoculars. The Fujinon TS1228 are very enjoyable to use, particularly the quality of the images stabilization along with the apparent image sharpness. While the exit pupil seems small, in use these are very manageable for an inexperienced user, and make for an elegant birding device that is shareable with easy to return settings. I like the battery type, the image stabilization switch, and the optical design much more than the Canon options I have. I am upgrading to the larger pair and replacing all my Canon with Fujinon after I just had to pay $330 to have a battery door replaced on the Canon 12x36 IS III because it would not stop falling off and dropping the batteries out the bottom. Also, the Canon 12x36 III have a variety of aberrations (not the 10x42L) that make winter snow scenes unbearable if the are branches and other sharp borders with snow scenes, not the case with the Fujinon in same magnification. The way I look at the Image Stabilized devices now, for two Canon battery-door covers I can just buy a brand new, far superior optical instrument from Fujinon through B&H and take my chances with Fuji Canada if they need a repair. We live on the edge of a wilderness park, have many different guests over the years, and image-stabilized binoculars have been tremendously popular with guests, family, and also useful for my work. I have no reservations recommending the Fujinon over the Canon units I have commented on, and while the new Canon options may have better control of aberrations than the previous units, I shudder to think at how much the battery door will cost to replace, especially if it never worked properly to start with like my pair. B&H bundled a mug in with the binoculars, I thought it was a gimmick, and it is actually a very nice insulated beverage holder that is easy to clean and works well - unrelated to the binoculars but a useful add-on from the most trusted vendor: B&H Photo - Video - Audio.

Sharp, very stable, and lots of eye relief

By Luca
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-23

These are ideal binoculars for resolving difficult bird IDs. I normally use 7x or 8x binoculars for birding, as they have a wider field of vision, but often I need higher power to identify farther away birds, from littoral species to birds on far away trees. These Fujinon are absolutely great for this. The stabilization is incredible (I can use these from a car (as a passenger!). They are very sharp. The 12x stabilized gives much more detail than a 7x or 8x. And they have truly great eye relief, so in the strong sun, which happens very often where I am, I can keep my sunglasses on, and they still work perfectly. I often use them alongside my Leica 7x42, which also offer great eye relief, and are also a pleasure to use with sunglasses. The field of vision is not very large (50 degrees? Or a bit less? Not sure). But this is actually not a problem, and I suspect it turns out to be an advantage with sunglasses, as it makes it easier to see the full circle of vision. The bag is light and usable; I just wish it had strap hoops. The one weak point is that the ocular covers are useless (circles of plastic with no tethering), but I use an Opticron cover bought separately for that purpose. I would not use these as my primary birding binoculars, since the small field of vision, and shallow depth of field (a function of the high magnification) make it challenging to follow active or fast-moving birds, as well as finding some birds in foliage.

Just like GoldiLocks, they are 'just the right size'

By Shirley
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-27

Fits my hands very nicely, easy to adjust and I love the Stabilization lock/unlock system with auto turnoff incase I forget. Who me forget? Great for viewing the ships on Lake Huron from my closed doornail so I can stay warm but see them steam by.

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Which lens caps are recommended for the 28mm ...

Which lens caps are recommended for the 28mm objective lenses on the Fujinon 12x28 TS1228 Techno-Stabi Image-Stabilized Binocular?
Asked by: MERRICK
I am sorry but B&H does not sell any objective or eyepiece caps in the size need for those binoculars.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2019-07-08

I always need to adjust inter pupil distance to ...

I always need to adjust inter pupil distance to 2.3 inches. Can this model adjust inter pupil distance?
Asked by: Christian
This model has no Interpupillary Adjustment
Answered by: John
Date published: 2021-11-28


Is this waterproof?
Asked by: Anonymous
No, this set of Binocular would not be waterproof.
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2020-09-02

How long will a CR2 power the Fuji12X28 ...

How long will a CR2 power the Fuji12X28 binoculars?
Asked by: Nicholas
An estimated average is 4 to 6 months for the CR2 battery power.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2021-12-19


What is the minimum focus distance?
Asked by: Michael
Fujinon does not specify a minimum focus distance but based on out floor model, it is about 10 feet.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2019-09-24
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