Lightroom: Ignores Pentax Q raw aspect ratio

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When I import raw (DNG) files from my Pentax Q, Lightroom 3.6 ignores the aspect ratio set in the camera so I have to crop manually.
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The crop factor is set by the camera in proprietary metadata. The raw image is presented to non-Pentax software as a full-frame capture.

Regardless of whether it is easy to get this metadata (with or without some SDK) there is little wisdom in chasing proprietary metadata unless there is a real benefit. So, it is common to see proprietary features like this slow to be supported by third-parties.

The camera manufacturers should really decided on standard metadata for this stuff, instead of obfuscating it in the maker notes (or whatever.)