Processing 4x5 here in Australia is expensive (approx. US $10 (ouch baby!)), so processing at home is a must. I have never processed slides before and I have heard that E6 chemicals are not safe for one's health nor for the environment.
For B&W 4x5, I am currently using a Jobo 3006 drum, manually rotating on a Jobo roller base. I don't have a darkroom and most of my processing is done outdoors in daylight (using a changing tent for film loading).
1. Can I use the same setup for E6 without the chemicals affecting my lungs? I know maintaining temperature is crucial for E6 so is processing with the 3006 possible?
2. If I purchased a CPE-2 (or CPP-2 but maybe a bit too expensive!), would this be a healthier option in terms breathing less chemicals etc.
FWIW, I would be processing only Fujia Provia 100 (quickloads).