DrPhil,

Sorry about the brief diversion - I was short on time and I forgot to actually get to my point where I actually addressed your question.

Yes - Clay did a good job with his answer - and notice that he said in part #2 - "D-76 negs respond to UV and Blue equally, unlike stained pyro negs."

That was where my point was going - it appears to really depend on you choice of developer. As I said earlier, whatever Stouffer is using for the step wedge discussed below, there is a difference in the UV to blue/vis absorbance. Clay found that D-76 on his film makes no difference.

So I'm just trying to point out 2 things - 1) you can't tell by visual tests/color what will happen with UV absorbance, 2) so you just have to measure it.

Kirk