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All photos underexposed, changing settings does not help

My digital rebel takes underexposed photos in all modes. the exposure meter is in the middle where it should be, but the photos come out dark. i am using a sigma dc 18-200mm lense and i switched lenses to see if that was it but i had the same result. even with the flash on a close up photo the pics are dark, someone please help me

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    It doesn't seem to meter the light properly, exposure is all wrong

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