The autofocus also proved useful when Nikolai was photographing Musa with his brothers, enjoying a lively game of football. Nikolai took advantage of the vari-angle screen here, to get some dynamic low-level views. The EOS R3
's screen and new EVF, which maintains a constant speed even in low light, are both higher resolution than on the Canon EOS R5
that Nikolai is used to, and the camera itself is more substantial, too.
"Before the Canon EOS R5, I spent at least 10 years shooting with Canon EOS 5D
bodies. But even though the EOS R3
is the largest camera I've used, it felt really good in the hand. The battery life was better than what I've grown accustomed to as well." A longer battery life will certainly come in handy for Nikolai's long-form picture essays.
So, how long does he see himself following Musa's story? "It's difficult to say when a story is complete, but I don't feel that this one is done yet," he suggests. "I haven't had the chance to be at a real fight with Musa, for example, and I think that needs to be part of his story as well. This is a young guy with great potential, and in time we'll all know how far his journey takes him – we just don't know it yet."