Well, aside from the occasional slight tint, Microdol/Perceptol are not staining developers, nor are they really compensating developers, even at 1+3.
To original poster: There is no reason to switch developers in this situation. HC-110 will not give you appreciably different results than your current D-76. Develop normally in D-76. I don't know why people are expecting bulletproof negatives from Tri-X overexposed two stops in low contrast light. In fact under low contrast conditions, a small amount of "overexposure" can actually be a good thing as it ensures the lower values have maximum local contrast. Pulling will decrease local contrast throughout, which is usually not what one wants when shooting a low contrast subject.
This situation is being needlessly overcomplicated.
Last edited by Michael R 1974; 01-22-2013 at 09:08 AM. Click to view previous post history.