Quote Originally Posted by Bill Burk View Post
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In short: Develop in Dektol.


Kodak D163 gives much worse (ie bigger) grain than D72/Dektol but I don't think it was ever sold in the US, it was once sold in the UK instead of D72/Dektol as a Universal/Paper developer.

D72 was actually formulated as a film developer and doesn't give coarse grain with some modern films. It's a case of trying and experimenting beraing in mind choice of emulsion.