I was not happy with the fairly large and course grain that I was getting developing Kentmere 400 in HC-110. I tried a few different times and methods, however none gave results that I liked much. So I decided to try some Xtol. I like Xtol and it is supposed to be a fairly environmentally friendly developer. The downside for me is that it requires that I mix up a five liter batch. Not as convenient as one-shot developers like HCC-110 and Rodinal. Still I have been planning to do more B&W and figure that I will be able to use up this batch before it goes bad.
Another with the stock solution and the Minolta Maxxum.
After this test I do believe that very good results can be had from Kentmere 400 when used with Xtol. Which is good since I still have quite a lot of the film and the developer to use.