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Nikon SB-28 flash automatic function not working charges and flashes but no automatic exposure

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It could be a communication error between the flash and the camera. Check the shoe foot for any damage or stuck pins. All of them must make proper contact with the hot shoe on the camera to get full auto/TTL, same for the shoe of the camera, bent? dirty contacts?

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