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Jaws Rexford Metz Underwater Camera Equipment.

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles Start Price:500.00 USD Estimated At:500.00 - 700.00 USD
Jaws Rexford Metz Underwater Camera Equipment.
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(Universal, 1975) A collection of underwater camera equipment used by cinematographer Rexford Metz to shoot underwater sequences in Jaws. The collection includes a Western Master II light meter, a HydroFlex underwater light meter case, and a HydroFlex underwater camera housing. The light meter consists of a black metal body with a dial and windowed meter gauge to measure lighting conditions for correct film exposure. The back has a hinged plastic screen that flips down to uncover a honeycomb glass light sensor for low light situations. A model 735, the device is serial number “92633331.” The meter is housed in a fitted leather case with attached nylon lanyard. The underwater light meter case is constructed of metal base with side clasp locks and a bubbled plexiglass face with spring-backed buttons. The case retains a metal serial number plaque stamped, “1433.” The camera case is metal with a molded pistol grip, spring backed button, plexiglass portholes on either side, and a clasp locking lid. It retains a metal serial number plaque stamped, “1024”. This equipment was used in capturing some of the most heart-stopping suspense scenes in the history of motion pictures. Ranging in size from 4”x2.5” and 1” deep to 7”x4.75” and 3.25” deep, the pieces are in very good condition and exhibit only minor age and production wear.