dilution and graininess w/ D-76

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i have noticed that my negs developed in D-76 (1+1) tend to produce grainier prints than the ones developed in stock. is this expected ? does that mean that all that is gained in sharpness and consistency among advantages with dilution is lost to increase in grain?

-- hoko hoko (photoq@hotmail.com), May 03, 1999


Response to dilution and graininess

Yes, usually diluting ID-11 increases both sharpness and grain also giving a slight compensating effect. I used to use it 1:1 for years and was generally happy with the results, but if you're after the finest grain possible, use it as a stock or move to Percetol. E.

-- Evgeni Poptoshev (evgeni.poptoshev@surfchem.kth.se), May 07, 1999.

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