Even if I do not opt for the D70 package, although I am pretty sure I will, I am definately interested in this new lens to replace my older Nikkor AF 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5. The 29-105mm focal range (35mm equivalent) offered by the new lens makes for a nice general purpose walk around lens.
#1. "RE: Comparison of Nikkor DX 18-70mm vs Canon EF-S 18-55" In response to Reply # 0
This is a great comparison between the D70 (and D100) and the Canon Digital Rebel too. Really, no comparison. Nikon has some real winners here if their marketting department doesn't keep it a secret like they usually seem to