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I use the settings recommended by my L358. However, when I set my camera to those settings in manual mode, my photos are dark. Why is this happening?

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The fault is either with your camera/lens or with the meter itself. Try the meter with another camera, if the exposure error is still present then check that the custom compensation feature on your meter has not been set by mistake (page 26 of the user manual). If this doesn't cure the fault then try fitting a new CR123A battery. If the fault still remains then you can either compensate for the error by always using a longer shutter speed/wider aperture than recommended or you will need to send the meter for servicing.

Good luck, and please take a moment to rate my answer.

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