Definition of split image in English:

split image


  • An image in a rangefinder or camera focusing system that has been bisected by optical means, the halves being aligned only when the system is in focus.

    • ‘I always use a split image focus screen and focus on the lower eyelid.’
    • ‘It was like one of those split images, and yes, as I stared at it I was beginning to think it was lame.’
    • ‘This method is also applicable to single-molecule FRET imaging data and to split images projected on a single camera.’
    • ‘The central split image one usually has one light and one darkened section of the image.’
    • ‘If yours is a split image viewfinder, then make sure you do it correctly and exactly for every shot.’