Quote Originally Posted by dsk View Post
that was the culprit
Glad you found it.

You're not alone, and there are many ways to make that mistake. I think mine was the most bizarre. I broke my Nikkormat FTN's x post, took it to Comet Camera Repair in Philadelphia to be repaired. They gave the camera back with the m contacts wired to the x post and the x contacts wired to the m post. I went off on my honeymoon to Costa Rica, took some nice night shots with flash including a series of a female opossum with babies. All with the flash cable connected to the x post, all lost. <curses deleted>.

This was in '76. I hope Comet, if they are still in business, have improved since then.