The Nikon D3500 is compatible with AF-S type G lenses such as the AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G lens and is capable of giving you a beautiful bokeh effect! However, you may want to keep in mind that this lens is an FX format lens while the D3500 is a DX format camera. When an FX lens is put on a DX camera, the result is a magnified image by about 1.5x. This means that, for example, an 85mm FX lens on a DX camera will give you the equivalent angle of view of a 128mm lens on an FX camera. For more information on lens compatibility, please contact Nikon Support.