Don't worry about it. Pretty much any chemistry can be used with any film- there is no problem crossing brands. Ilford ID-11 is very similar to D76- you'd be hard pressed to tell the difference, from either the formula or the results. But it only comes in powder. If you want to use liquid concentrate developer and mix it up as a one-shot, there are many good options. My two favorite liquid concentrates are Rodinal (easy to use, very long shelf life in concentrate, very sharp and long tonal curve, with some grain) and Kodak's HC110 (also very popular, and a very good soup, esp. at higher dilutions. For Tri-X, try dilution H- 1 part syrup to 63 parts water). For Ilford developers, if you want a liquid concentrate, you are stuck with Ilfosol S (not my favorite, but it works) Ilfotec DD-X, which many here like, and Ilfotec HC, which is basically the same as Kodak's HC110. Results are similar too.
Whatever you do, I'd recommend you choose one developer and one film, and stick with that combo until you feel you know it pretty well. Take good notes through your processes, and be sure you know exactly what variables you change as you tweak your development process. Once you have a combination down, try a few other developers and see how they differ. Good luck and have fun!
Last edited by drewbarb : 02-02-2009 at 20:07.
Reason: D'oh! Got my amounts wrong!