A 'fixed focus' lens with 'manual focus'?

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HansN46 Contributing Member • Posts: 881
A 'fixed focus' lens with 'manual focus'?

I thought I knew all about photography what's needed for an advanced amateur, but looking for a (cheap) macro lens I happened to find this Meike lens:


As far as I know a fixed focus lens is a lens with a small aperture, permanently set to the hyperfocal distance so that everything from front to back in the scenes is in focus.

This Meike lens is a fixed focus type lens (as the description says) with a max. aperture of f/2.8 and a min. aperture of f/22. And beside that it is "manual focus" and that's a 'contradictio in terminus'!

So I don't get it anymore. Can anybody explain it to me?
And has anybody experiences with this lens? I might use it on m4/3 with an adapter.
Thanks, HansN

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