The lens was fitted to a Canon 5D2
using a readily available M42 (x1.0) to Canon EF adapter. It focused to
infinity reliably and with no mirror clearance issues at all.
The aperture on the Industar 50-2 is set manually and there is no aperture linkage or switch
which needs to be activated by the adapter to close the aperture. The
aperture ring is the threaded ring at the front of the lens and is
relatively difficult to use without accidentally changing focus at the
same time. It is a clumsy design. If any filters are used then they
would effectively be threaded into the aperture ring, making it
difficult to use a polarising filter as the filter would be affected if
either the aperture or focus is changed.