I am seriously considering doing my own 4x5 E6 processing but need to get a clearer picture of what I might be letting myself in for. I am inclined to go down the Jobo route, with their CPP2 system. However, I have never had any experience in film processing, never done any darkroom work, in fact I started photography in the digital domain a few years ago and have switched to LF film in the last year. I am looking to do my own processing simply for convenience and control, and not for economic reasons.
I expect my workflow to involve processing of 4x5 film (mainly 4x5 velvia/provia/some acros), and maybe 120 film too. Initially I intend to scan trannies into PS for subsequent printing, or to outsource printing as required - i.e. i don't need an enlarger or print processing capability. I usually shoot 15-30 images at a time, and then send these off for processing, or 4-5 rolls of 120 at a time.
I do have a spare room which is already light tight, and has hot/cold water and sink.
So my questions are:
1) Do I need a darkroom or can I do this in daylight?
2) What other equipment do I need - do I need an extractor fan, drying rack, anything else?
3) In particular, are there any other expensive items that I haven't foreseen yet?
4) What else am I missing?
Sorry to ask such basic questions but most of the places I've searched seem oriented to b&w processing with trays and print processing.
Help much appreciated.