I have been told (but never tested to prove it) that diluted D-76 will give more shadow detail than a straight shot, since the chemistry working on the highlights would get spent faster than the chemistry along the shadow (less silver to react). Of course, this would only be true until the film is agitated. Does anyone have any experience or knowledge as it relates to this?

And add another question, how hard is it to mix the stuff (i've been using the college's stuff up to now)? Does anyone have any preference of kodak's stuff vs. photogs formulary's? what about the 2 bath version?

sorry if this is going on a tangent