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My camera is not letting light in when I take a

All of a sudden one day, my camera stopped letting light in when I took a picture and all my images since then have been really dark. I have to bump up the white balance and ISO really high to get any light in. It does not appear to be the lense, as it does this with both of my lenses and nothing appears to be broken on or inside the camera. I have also reset everything and that did not help. What could be wrong?

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Do you have the aperture ring on your lenses set to "A"?

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