Quick advice re D76 and pushed HP5+
If I get time tomorrow (in between shifts) I aim to dev a roll of HP5+
[ cue FANFARE and marching band!! ]
FIRST ROLL by me since a summer class in '78...
Norm HP5 iso is 400, but I pushed it 1 stop to 800.
The "Test Pix" on the new R4a are various; overcast/rainy exterior shots, twilight shots, boys lowlight portraits in the computer room. Lens is the Nok 40mm, mostly f5.6 to f8.
Q1. D76 blurb says it can be used straight or diluted 50/50 with water. I understand then the dev time increases. As a strategy to hold as much fine detail/grain as possible, is it better to go straight or dilute.. (as a sidebar here I also have rodinal also but I think it chews grain more than D76. Correct?)
Q2. Calculating the dev - agitate time in a single roll tank.... I have varying info here from a darkroom book and ilford's own slip of paper. Agitate for 10 secs and then 10secs every 30 secs or 10secs every 60seconds? I understand my iso800 push means I increase dev time 40percent.
Any helpful experiences please chime in.
bessa R4A - leica M2 - hexar AF - nikon F3 - eos 5D
Zeiss ZM 25 f2.8 - CV 40 f1.4 - Summicron NR 50 f2 - Nikkor 105 f2.5