First this is very old debate, seen thread from 3 or longer years ago on this. Second since when has photography been about creating a sense of reality? Do we see the world frozen in time? Do we see the world with blur? Do we see the world in B&W? Photography is art therefore it's goal is surely to create a emotion a response. Even street photography which might use a focal that is suggested to give a eye view of the world does not result in reality it freezes that moment to tell a story. Take a shot of a homeless person being passed by a rich person. The expression on the faces is but a split second. But photography grabs that and creates a different reality so you can experience that second forever. If I recall the term photography means painting with light. Therefore the lens is part of the paintbrush so to speak. Would you ask a artist which paintbrush produces reality? So I don't see the point. A lens or focal length is but a tool to create the effect you wish to have in your art. If you think it shows reality that's fine by me. PS: So there should have been a none of the above option.