dilution and graininess w/ D-76greenspun.com : LUSENET : B&W Photo - Film & Processing : One Thread
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 03, 1999
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 (email@example.com), May 07, 1999.