Quote Originally Posted by PhotoJim View Post
That depends on the dilution. Both developers are solvent developers. Higher dilution will reduce the solvent effect, increasing grain and sharpness both.

All things equal D-76 is slightly higher quality (sharpness at a given level of graininess is higher) but you can't really get rid of grain without getting rid of sharpness (unless you minimize enlargement or go with slower films of course).
Grain will be markedly reduced by exposing at 1/2 box speed and cutting development 20%. You get fabulous shadow detail, sharp negs that print well. The grain reduction is roughly equal to moving up one format in negative size.

Some believe keeping the shutter speed up is more important. Their loss. Others like to push film which looses shadow detail, boosts grain and that results in a nasty looking print.

Pull process shows up well in scanning also.